I was sitting here, at my desk, reading through the weeks Parasha while sipping my tea, when a few verses jumped out at me. I read them a few times, and closed the Chumash, to think a little bit about what they meant. A few minutes (and sips) later, I [Read more…]
My thoughts were interrupted, when coming up to the railing right besides us, were none other than two young men with guns and helmets…and of course, clothed in blue. We all laughed as our eyes met, and “Shabbat Shalom”s rang out simultaneously between of our little groups.
Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, recovering from a life-threatening disease, prayed several times at Rachel’s Tomb before the recent war in Gaza. Informed that an “old woman” saved IDF soldiers’ lives in Gaza, he said, “Did she mention that I sent her?”
As Jews, in the year 2009, we have to asses our situation. How many of us, are in our own “Egypt”, our own troubles in which we cannot see escape? How many of us feel so spiritually distant from our Creator, as if we too were on the 49th level of impurity? How many of us have something in our lives, which we so desperately need to overcome, but cannot?!
Dear Reader, Some of you may be familiar with my writing from other blogs or websites, and others may be new to it. Regardless, I sincerely hope you’ll continue to check out this blog for Torah thoughts, Jewish ideas, and news from Israel! Keep smiling 🙂 Yonatan PS I would [Read more…]