Friday, September 23, 2005

It's all in the Torah

This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion of the Week, is frightening. That is especially when you think of what has been happening in Israel and the Jewish World.

It's called, Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8. In it are "curses," or "promises, or "threats," depending upon how you want to see it. They are the punishments G-d tells us will fall on the entire Jewish People for sinning against the Land. I'm scared. We, as a people, didn't do enough. Read this commentary I found on the Aish site.

On one hand, as an individual, my faith is strong, and I see, despite Disengagement, general improvement. It's like a long birth.

For hours the baby's hair shows, looking long and wavy, then suddenly, it's back in the mother. In and out, no matter how hard the mother pushes. The baby keeps teasing, more hair, the top of the head, and then drawn back in. It seems like forever. The mother's in pain, when? When? How much longer?

But according to the Torah, for such sins, there will be punishment, G-d forbid!

Shabbat Shalom U'Mevorach!

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