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If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you.


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Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk, better known as the Kotzker Rebbe (1787–1859) was a Hasidic rabbi and leader. Born to a non-Hasidic family in Goraj near Lublin, Poland, he became attracted to Hasidus in his youth. He was known for having acquired impressive Talmudic and Kabbalistic knowledge at an early age. He was a student of Reb Bunim of Peshischa, and upon the latter's death attracted many of his followers. Morgensztern was well known for his incisive and down-to-earth philosophies, and sharp-witted sayings. He appears to have had little patience for false piety or stupidity. From 1839 he lived in seclusion for the last twenty years of his life.

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    jika saya adalah saya karena saya adalah saya, dan Anda adalah Anda karena Anda adalah Anda, maka saya adalah saya dan Anda adalah Anda. Tetapi jika saya adalah saya karena Anda adalah Anda dan Anda adalah Anda karena saya adalah saya, maka saya bukan saya dan Anda bukan Anda.

    אם אני אני כי אני אני, ואתה אתה בגלל שאתה אתה, אז אני אני ואתה אתה. אבל אם אני אני כי אתה אתה ואתה אתה כי אני אני, אז אני לא אני ואתה לא אתה.

    якщо я є я тому, що я є, а ти - ти, тому що ти - ти, то я - це я, а ти - ти. але якщо я є я, тому що ти є ти, і ти є ти, тому що я є я, то я не я, і ти не ти.

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