WELCOMING SHABBAT

Shabbat is more than a day of refraining from worldly activity.

When experienced to its spiritual fullest, its holiness enlightens all other days of the week.

We invite you to enhance your Shabbat with these words of Torah.

 

Parshas Bereishis: The Final Letters Spell ‘Emes’

“Our Rabbis point out that the final letters of the words ‘Bereshis Barah Elokim‘ [In the beginning G-d created] [Bereshis 1:1] form the word Emes [Truth], which alludes to the idea that the ‘Signature’ (chosamo) of the Almighty is Truth.

All of us should have pleasant and carefree lives. But unfortunately, life is not always like that. A person sometimes goes through very difficult periods in which he might question why G-d is doing these things to him. Such occurrences happen all too frequently. We must always bear in mind that the Signature of the Almighty is Truth. We might not see it ahead of time, we might not see it when events unfold, but hopefully we will see it in the end.”