Wanted to re-blog this adding another beautiful piece from Dr. David Ackerman:
May we merit peace in 5779!
This one is a short work week, and with all the holiday cooking and prepping, I do not see a chance for me to write any thoughtful d’var Torah. I have decided to leave you with the words of my colleague, Dr. Ackerman, again, as I don’t think I can say anything better.
The only thing I’d like to point out is this verse:
ט כִּי חֵלֶק יְהוָה, עַמּוֹ:
יַעֲקֹב, חֶבֶל נַחֲלָתוֹ.
|9 For the portion of the LORD is His people, Jacob the lot of His inheritance.|
As much as our Parshah is predicting all the horrible events in case we stray (and, boy do we!), this is the statement of our eternal connection to Gd – both in good and bad times. We ARE His lot, He is with us, always – whether showering us with blessings or admonishing us for the wrongdoings. It is entirely in…
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