Thursday, November 20, 2014
The almanos are asking us, their Jewish sisters, to join together this Shabbos and bring complete ahavas chinam; unconditional love, from inside ourselves to every single yid.
We have been learning how to feel unconditional love for the past few years. The main thing to remember is that in order to feel this way, we have to look beyond the "garments" that are covering each person, and into their neshama.
Last weeks parsha ended with the words "Yishmael will fall on the his brothers" at the end of days. We discussed how this is alluding to the days preceding the geulah, how Yishmael will be fighting with everyone (Rabbi Jacobson).
This week Parsha Toldos begins by listing the offspring of Yitzchok, from Avraham.
Not only will Yishmael lose this battle he is fighting world wide, but Bnei Yisrael will come out more fruitful than ever as a result.
Hashem is telling us this clearly.
As my uncle, who was in the shul during the rampage, told a reporter, (who asked how he is able to come back there and learn/daven on the very next day);
"they will not stop me from doing what I need to do, to live in Israel, to pray in Israel...They're not gonna stop me."
This Motzai Shabbos, we will continue our learning together, iy'H, and united, continue to bring inner redemption.
We cannot allow them to stop us.
In fact, let this propel us forward with greater resolve.