Parashat Vaera (Hashem appeared)
We do not have time. We are busy almost all the time. Working, studying, running errands.
It seems there is no freedom. It feels sometimes we are like in Egypt; we are slaves.
We read in Exodus 6:8 "I’ll bring you into the land that I promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I’ll give it to you as your possession. I am the Lord.” Moses told this to the Israelites. But they didn’t listen to Moses, because of their complete exhaustion and their hard labor."
They were not even able to listen to the good news.
Why is this so? Because sometimes we believe that freedom happens when we are on vacation, when we can relax...
The lesson we need to learn is that we are free people also during work, during errands, during the times of distress; otherwise, we will always feel like slaves.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L