WELCOMING SHABBAT

SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
WHEN EXPERIENCED IN ITS SPIRITUAL FULLEST, ITS HOLINESS ENGLIGHTENS ALL OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK
WE INVITE YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR SHABBAT WITH THESE WORDS OF TORAH 

Living Emunah on the Parashah: Serenity and Faith in the Weekly Torah Reading

by Adlerstein, Rabbi Yitzchok
Noach remained a “tam” despite living among the sinful generation of the flood.
To be a tam means to accept the Will of Hashem even when we do not understand it, with the awareness that His primary purpose is to act for our good. We may understand His reasons at certain times in this world, but at other times only in the world to come.

We live in a time when there are many questions about the way Hashem runs the world. We have to bear in mind that there is so much we cannot see.

 

…We may witness (Heaven forbid!) a Jew being killed because of his religion and leaving behind a bereaved family. Speechless, we think to ourselves. How could such a thing happen if Hashem is so merciful? But Chazal tell us that when a Jew dies because of his religion, it is regarded as dying al Kidush Hashem, in sanctification of Hashem’s name. Such a person goes to a place in Gan Eden that is beyond the reach of others.

 

Hashem is the father of orphans, and he takes care of widows. We cannot understand, but we can trust.

 

This world is fleeting. Our purpose is to merit Olam Haba – the World to Come, which is forever.”

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