There's much to learn from this noble animal that survives and thrives by focusing on its good points, natural talents and aptitudes. Let's view life through its eyes...
9 posts from May 2018
In an amazing research paper, the American Journal of Human Genetics calls our people, a "female-defined ethnicity"; that's enough to silence the chauvinists.
But that's not my main point here: extensive research shows that all the Jewish People are descendents of "eight small, distinct nuclei of women". And, Ashkenazi Jews alone stem from four founding mothers.
Do you realize what that means?
When one Jew seeks to harm another Jew, he or she is targeting a brother or sister. That's most hateful to our Father in Heaven.
The book "Tana D'Bei Eliahu" is a compendium of Elijah the Prophet's teachings that he says in the Name of Hashem. These teachings were handed down from generation to generation until they were compiled in book form. One of them says: "The Holy One said to the People of Israel: 'Beloved children, is anything lacking in this world? Do I ask you for anything? All I ask is that you love each other, and that you respect each other, and you have awe of each other's dignity. There shall not be swindling, affront or any unsightly interaction among you, so that you don't bring any blemish to the world Tana D'Bei Eliahu Raba, Ch. 28).
Our Torah doesn't need scientific confirmation when it tells us that we're Hashem's beloved children, namely, that we're all brothers and sisters. Since that's the case, let's begin loving one another; it could save our lives. Help put an end to intramural hate.
Don't you wish we could be in the Holy Temple for Shavuoth? Here's what we're missing:
This coming Saturday Night and Sunday are Shavuot, our national birthday. Happy Birthday, Jewish People!
Today (Monday) is the eve of the new month of Sivan, the most opportune day of the year for us to prayer for our children. Our custom is to say the Shla's Prayer ("Shla" is the acronym for "Shnai Luchot Habrit", a classic guide to the service of Hashem). We must pray for the little lambs to become sturdy rams. Don't miss this golden opportunity. You can pray for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And if you don't yet have children, this is an opportune time to ask for children. May Hashem answer all your prayers!
Many BTs (newly observant people) ask why their lives are more difficult after they make teshuva than before? The answer is hidden in the underlying message of Omer, which we'll learn here...
Shavua Tov! Our entire purpose in the world is to get close to Hashem. Divine Wisdom brings us closer to Hashem, so Rebbe Nachman teaches us to look for the inherent Divine Wisdom in each creation...