We feel crippled and trapped

Friday, 26 January, 2024 - 2:58 pm

Dear Friends,

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When the Jewish people were leaving Egypt they were being chased by their oppressors and found themselves trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea.

G-d had commanded them to continue traveling but, with the sea in their way, they were at loss about what to do.

According to our tradition it was only when Nachshon walked into the water until it came up to his nose that the sea miraculously split, and the Jews were able to cross on dry land. Nachshon knew that G-d had commanded them to travel, so he did his part and moved forward. In that merit G-d took care of the rest in a miraculous way.

There are times in our lives where we feel crippled and trapped. The ominous obstacles in front of us seem to be insurmountable. We learn from Nachshon that we don't have to figure it all out. Rather, we have to move forward and do whatever we can do. We must push ourselves and work towards our goal, even against impossible odds.

When we do this, G-d will split the troubled seas for us and we will find ourselves moving forward to achievements that are beyond our wildest dreams.

Wishing you and your family a warm and safe Shabbat,

Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Zaklos

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