The Torah proclaims that the Jewish nation will be a blessing for all mankind. Our agenda during the Days of Awe is to convince the Creator of our sincere intentions to repent and improve the religious quality of our lives. What if we fail?
On Rosh HaShana HaShem judges individuals and nations. Each individual has an intimate connection with the Creator, so, there are people who have what to be worried about, while others can feel assured of another great year.
It was common knowledge that these were the final days on earth of the greatest Rav who would ever live, of the only human being to achieve such an intense degree of closeness to the ultimate first cause of all that exists. The feelings of love and longing for the beloved Moshe swelled in the hearts of all the nation.
A woman asked, are you Jewish? I was flustered for a moment; what gave her the idea that I was Jewish? I replied, “No, I am not Jewish”. Let me explain.
In recent years, we have witnessed the sudden downfall of many evil anti-Jewish/anti-Israel leaders. With all the trappings of a Divine production where HaShem, as the ultimate playwright, has brought the global audience to the edge of their seats in eager anticipation of the next scene.
As the month of Elul approaches, and we prepare for the Days of Awe – Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – introspection is foremost on the agenda. To evaluate ourselves – who we really are, have we observed the Torah in the best way? Have our relationships lived up to what is expected of a ben or bat Torah?