Sunday, January 24, 2016

At One Time

Right now, somewhere in the world, someone is laughing and someone is crying. Someone is getting married and someone just lost their spouse. Someone is being born and someone is dying.  Someone is getting better and someone is getting worse. Someone is getting their life together and someone is falling apart. Someone is celebrating and someone is mourning. Someone is planting and someone is reaping. Someone is falling in love and someone is lonely. Someone is singing a song of joy and someone is singing a song of pain. Somewhere it is day and somewhere it is night. Somewhere it is winter and somewhere it is summer. 
This world is huge and confusing and two opposites can occur simultaneously. 
In Kohelet there is a well known verse "Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every matter under the heaven. 
A time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot that which is planted..."
Is it possible for all of those times happen together? Same time different place. All over the world right now, it is a time for everything.
Tonight is our 20th anniversary. It is a joyful day and a difficult day. Right here in my own little world, I can feel two very different emotions. I am so grateful for what I have and long with all my heart and soul for more.
I hope that wherever you may be in this great world, there is someone special you are experiencing life with, through the joyful and the difficult. It is far to much to do alone. And if G-d is taking His time before introducing you to eachother, know He must think it's worth it.
So here I have just one question. If all of life and death can take place at this very moment, where on this earth is our redemption? We experience exile so profoundly, so painfully and for so long, we must experience our redemption the same way. Is there no place on earth where someone is experiencing the beauty of Moshiach. How much longer must we wait for this to be a reality in this time and in this place?  

Monday, January 18, 2016

My Dream

I have a dream that the day will come very soon when Jewish people are safe. In their homes, in the street, wherever they may be, however they are dressed. I dream that this world and the people in it that have such capacity to be good and beautiful realize our potential. I dream of a just society where good is recognized and rewarded and evil is despised. I dream of politicians who care more about the people then the position. I dream of people who are judged according to their actions. I dream that the line of people by the pharmacy, were getting medicine to cure them and not to keep them sick. I dream that that line would get shorter and not longer. I dream of medical breakthroughs without the bureaucratic red tape.  I dream that children should not have to fear loosing a parent. I dream of a time when the broken heart can become whole again.  I dream of a day when the prayers of our hearts are answered. 

Until that day, I will continue to work towards that dream with all of my broken heart and soul.  I hope you will too.