How far away is heaven?
Jacob’s dream was that he reached heaven on a ladder.
Now angels would go up and down the ladder.
I want to know how many rungs do you think that they needed to climb to reach heaven?
Some rabbis say 3: Tzdakkah – giving kindly to the other what they need before they even ask, Tshuvah – responding quickly to someone’s request for support and Tefilah – praying that you give to other’s more than you take.
Some rabbis say 2: tzedek & tzedek, righteousness & righteousness, righteousness shall you pursue. You should be a tzadik, a righteous person & live in a community of tzadikim, righteous people.
And other rabbis say 1 wrung is all the angels need to ascend – Love – love brings you to the highest level of the heavens.
But I say you don’t need any rungs because G-D already put heaven inside you – just look for your light that you were born with –
Shana Tova Tikatevu