Friday, August 22, 2014

Parashat Ree

Parashat Re'eh (see)

It is in front of you, says Moses. You can choose. You have the possibility to choose between a blessing and a curse.
Most of us most of the time will choose the blessing. But what happens when things do not work out the way we want?
What happens when the outcome is not what we expected ? Or when there is a tragedy?
It is difficult to see the blessing in the darkness.
When you lose someone you love, our tradition teaches that we must say Hashem has given and Hashem has taken, praised be the name of Hashem.
We need to see the blessing in our loss, too. It is difficult but not impossible.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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