Friday, February 5, 2016

Mishpatim Text Message

Parashat Mishpatim (these are the laws)

Hashem promises to help the people of Israel conquer the land: Exodus 23:29
“I will not drive them (the inhabitants of Canaan) out before you in a single year, so that the land does not become desolate [due to lack of attention] and the [wild] animals of the field do not become too numerous for you”.
There is deeper message than the one we read explicitly in the verse…
When we need to conquer something, for example, when we embrace the mitzvot, we cannot do all of them in one day. We need a pace. We need guidance. We need time. If we try to accomplish them all at once, we know what is going to happen. The beasts are going to take over.
We will fail.
Great message for all of us. Take one step at a time. Take small steps to achieve big accomplishments

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

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