Friday, November 14, 2014

Good Shabbos!

Parshas Chayei Sarah:

When I was little I used to wonder how I was supposed to emulate our Imahos.  They seemed far removed from my world.

Now I understand that every single one of us has a unique light to shine in this world, to bring kiddush Hashem into it.  

What was Sarah's light?

 Even though Sarah went through all the trials and tests with Avraham "All her days were equally good" (Rashi).  

Shira Smiles writes of Sarah Imeinu:

What is the secret to her equanimity? 

"Sarah's name Yiskah hints to the secret of her equanimity.  Yiskah is related to the word suchin- to be surrounded and permeated by Divine spirit...the experience of being surrounded and eveloped by Hashem's love.  Despite the travails of her life, Sarah's deep well of ruach hakodesh- her exquisite sensitivity to the world of internality- kept her within Hashem's embrace...Wherever Sarah Imeinu was geographically, emotionally, and spiritually she was in her  "her tent".  Surrounded by Hashem's goodness, profoundly tuned to His ratzon, she was the ultimate matriarch to all her spiritual seeking daughters."

We have come full circle now. We are about to learn how to achieve inner redemption.  Sarah Imainu has shown us the key to enter this new world.  

This Motzai Shabbos, we are entering her world.

Thank you Sarah, our mother, for showing us the way back home.

Thank YOU Hashem for the Torah that teaches us so clearly what our next step in avodas Hashem is.

Love, aviva rus

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