Sunday, January 27, 2013

Of the Holocaust and of Jewish Responsibility


The end of the Holocaust is being marked this day. 
But, let's take a sincere and honest look at the Jews, who considered themselves "German Jews," as they admired so much the culture and country in which they lived, that their aspiration was to be "like them." And their utmost feverish aspiration was to make others forget that they were Jews.  
That happened for many, many years. 

A question: How could G-d have felt about it???

So, in time of disaster, Jews were considered Jews no matter how much they could have tried to assimilate and seem far from their Judaism...  
And they went through utmost suffering, they were massacred.

Some want to distance G-d from 'evil' thus making evil another entity -and therefore parallel to G-d. But, they are wrong. G-d is One. Hashem Echad.

G-d is always testing. He does not test planets, galaxies, atoms, protons, and not even animals. Why? Simply because, unlike us, they have no choice.
We have the choice to go for "right". And when we, masses of Jews, choose the wrong path, sooner or later we will pay.

G-d is Our Father, and as such, when we go wrong purposefully, compromising our inner selves, then He will behave as a Father just and fair, so crimes and misdemeanors will be punished. 

Let's get close to Him, with love and with fear, for if you are afraid of any earthly thing, your fear should know no limits when it's the Fear of G-d. 

G-d bless us, so we stop repeating mistakes from before.

Thoughts on being a Jew


As a new week begins, I want to share the thoughts running through my mind as we speak: 

"Jew" is not only a name. It is when you feel in your blood that you carry millennia of Divine Lessons, it means that for you, G-d is One -and that you won't accept any kind of idolatry, whether it's money or a "representative" on this earth, and many other instances. 

Being a Jew is learning Torah every single day, year after year, until you can no longer breath. It is also, our fulfillment of Mitzvot, day after day...

It's also raising your children as G-d Abiding, G-d-loving Jews...  

Being a Jew also means the responsibility we have to never say anything true or false about anyone else, because, G-d forbid, when anyone does so, it's the equivalent of murdering the person.  That's called Lashon Hara.  

And, being a Jew is also to remember everyday of our other job on this world: Tikkun Olam, which means that we have to be the "light to this world..."

Being a Jew is a humongous responsibility, we are not free at all..,

May we accept this with joy... 

May the Light and the Love of G-d be with us, as we begin a blessed week... Shavua tov..