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.

 

Living on a Prayer – Parashas Beshalach

“Hashem tells the Jews in the desert ‘I made you suffer, I made you hungry, in order to make known to you that not upon bread alone does a person eat, does a person exist, but rather through the partnership, through the word of G-d, through HKBH being within that bread, within our existence, that is how we live.’

 

…This lesson is taught through hardship, it’s a lesson that requires a real experience of need, of dependency on HKBH… We have to reach a situation of real desperation …in order [to] internalize the message… we need to be engaged in making our own bread and in fighting our own wars.

 

But before we do so, we need to internalize the message that…HKBH is with us and without His partnership with us, without His accompanying us on our everyday challenges, in our everyday needs, in our everyday occupations, then we wouldn’t have bread to eat from, we wouldn’t have success in our wars.”