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"The ability to forget"


Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter of Gur (founder of Gur Hasidism and author of Chiddushei Harim) comments on the verse "You ignored the Rock Who bore you, and you forgot God Who formed you" (Deuteronomy 32:18):
God created man with the power to ignore the sufferings and desires of this world and turn his mind to serving God. 

But instead man uses that ability to forget "God Who formed you." 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Understanding the Tanya, Chapter 35, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Happy 90th Birthday to my father, Reb Chaim Shaul (Saul) ben Reb Yehudah Ya'acov v' Malya (Kurzweil), born Dec 30, 1921 on Shabbos Chanukah, in Dobromil, Poland.