Friday, October 24, 2014

Good Shabbos!! Good Chodesh!!

I can't believe how much time has passed! It has been too long.

I am sorry for my absence, but I have not been near a computer in a long time.

It has been an amazing month of yom tov, couched between terrorist attacks and war on our people.  It is difficult to grasp mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, difficult to switch back and forth from emotion to emotion, and even more difficult to know what does Hashem want from us.

How are we supposed to react?

What are we supposed to do?

I saw this moments ago and wanted to share it with you.  There is a way out of this mess and we can do it together.

There are three approaches to dealing with this world:

Some remain aloof as the sun. The world benefits from their light, but they stay far beyond it all. They invest little in this world and so have little to lose.

Others wane and wax as the moon. They suffer the scars and bruises of life, delight in its offerings, thirst for its rewards and tremble at its horrors. They invest everything and risk losing it all.

True tzadikim emulate their Creator. To them, every episode of life, no matter how minor, has meaning and purpose. And yet, they remain above it all. They are the sun and the moon at once.

What is their secret? It is memory.

Even as they invest themselves within the mundane, they remember they are not the body, but the soul.
Yitro 5733:1.

Let's discuss this on Monday, iyH, at 12- 1230 ny time.  We are up to the final chapter in our book and it is all about this concept!!

looking forward, aviva rus