קטגוריה: Parashat Hashavua
פורסם ברביעי, 02 דצמבר 2020 17:39
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Portion LechLecha : What was Abraham thinking?
OUR PORTION ENDS WITH THE COMMANDMENT FOR ISRAELITE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED - THE BRIS MEELAH
How did Abraham and Sarah come to that conclusion?
This week Rabbi Jacobsen implied some good questions.
Is it really so difficult to recognize your life’s mission?
WAS ABRAHAM UNCLEAR FOR YEARS ABOUT HIS MISSION IN LIFE?
How About THIS COMMANDMENT?
Our traditions teach us that once Abraham as a kid started to connect with the Almighty
he never lost that focus. He knew his job was to teach the masses and get them away
from corruption and idolatry.
But where did the Bris come in?
It took time to realize this was a culmination of FIRST STAGE JUDAISM!
To paraphrase Rabbi Jacobsen:
keeping goals in sight is hard because we get distracted by
struggleS for survival, which can easily even convince ourselves that we don’t need – or don’t have – a mission.
The physical here and now becomes all that matters.
Even people who are committed to discover their mission find it difficult to do so. Determination is vital; but something somehow seems to stand in the way between you and your mission.
A JEWISH HERO IS ONE WHO CONNECTS THEIR LIE MISSION TO THAT OF THE ALMIGHTY'S IN CREATING THE WORLD
Something it is HARD TO FIGURE OUT how
MAYBE that's why it took a while for Abraham ... This whole Parsha
To connect to the Mitzvah.
Today so many people say "I will circumcize - but have the doctor do it "-
but that is without making the blessing.
Get some blessing so
Give some blessing s
And have a great healthy Shabbat
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz