There is a lot going on right now. This Elul, we have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference for Am Yisrael and the world. Of course, we should always try to do the best we can. But this month, the King is in the field, as it’s said. And so we should take this opportunity.
-Improve on guarding our speech and judging others favorably. Learn what to say and what not.
-Be a good example for others, whether for our kids or for our neighbors. We should be a good example with both bein adam L’Makom and bein adam L’chaveiro so we can do a kiddush Hashem and have more achdus
– Turn rote practice into kavanah and joy. As Tehillim says we should serve Hashem with Joy. When we internalize it, our practice has more soul, more meaning.
And trust in Hashem, while these times difficult, Hashem is with us and will help us through
Another thing that we should be aware of is how the satan challenges people. He does so where the person is. If the person is at a low level, the satan tests him at that level. And if the person is at a higher level, the person is tested there. We see for example, when someone wants to be very lenient, the satan entices him to go further that way.
But what about when someone who wants to go higher? The satan uses that unfortunately to confuse us. One might come across something that seems like Torah, but is not. Truth and falsehood get mingled up.
And so May Hashem help us to see what is True and what is not. Please protect us so we have true Yiras Hashem, Ahavas Hashem and Ahavas Yisrael
Well said, thank you! Especially love the idea of turning routine practice into practice with Kavanah.
With only 7 weeks remaining until R’H I am sure Israeli farmers are taking the opportunity to count the seconds until they can get back to work on their fields, whilst the rest of us are already commencing to prepare ourselves towards Yom haDin.
Thanks for the bump 🙂