I’m a proud Jew! But come on, do we really need the Torah???
Of course we do!!! It’s a gift from Hashem!
And, after all, that’s what makes me Jewish. My great great, great…grandparents accepted the Torah at Mount Sinai from G-d and passed it on to me. That makes me Jewish.
I know that, and it’s wonderful. It’s a huge gift and I’m thankful. But, for a moment, can I just ask WHY?
I never quite got what all the excitement is about?!
Don’t get me wrong, of course I’m excited, everyone is excited, especially here in Israel the whole country is literally counting the days towards Lag B’Omer. And then when the night finally arrives the whole place is totally on fire!!!
Excuse the pun.
The fact that it’s illegal really doesn’t bother them. They feel passionately about being there and they are there to stay.
Am Yisroel Chai! is what I hear.
Personally I’m not taking sides and not saying what’s right or wrong….
I know you might think it’s funny, but, YES, we actually DO have Night Activity in our home. It’s not every night but, with a house full of teenagers, (plus a bunch of teenage wannabes) we like to keep everyone as happy as we can, at home! So, I try to encourage all sorts of fun activities. There’s, skits, ice cream sundays, water fights, dress up, prank calls, anything to keep them safely laughing.
Chesed is nice, doing good deeds is nice, like really nice. But let’s get realistic. We are not responsible for the world. In fact we are not even responsible for our own communities. In truth Hashem runs the world, not me.
And guess what? I’m tired.
So why help so many people constantly? Why should I always be pushing myself when I am not responsible for the world and I do NOT have to do it!?
Is it really worth ‘being pushed out of our comfort zone?’
Let me give you an example….
If I had a dollar for every concerned woman who asked about ‘the boys’, I would be a very rich woman!
It’s not easy raising children, and raising foster children, trust me, has its own set of challenges.
It’s been ten years since ‘My boys’ mother and brother died in a car accident. We’ve tried our best to give the boys our love, support and care, but it definitely hasn’t been easy. But the other week something incredible happened that I must share with you all!
Mazal Tov! We are ecstatic! A total matnas chinam, a free gift, my oldest son Moishie had his second child – an adorable baby girl!
As fast as we could we all piled into the car to greet the new baby.
But at the end only the girls were able to see the baby.
Only the girls? That sounds strange… Where were the men?
When one friend drives by in her new car, and the other friend remodels her house, and when my third friend’s child gets into that top school….I feel that ting. Of course I don’t wish them bad, I just feel – oh how I wish I had that too, so I guess I am jealous.
Uch! Jealous is such an awful word.
But isn’t jealousy just a natural feeling? Well it could be. But you know what I don’t like it.
Did you ever apply for that perfect job only to get rejected…again?
How about waiting for a child, only to be greeted with complication after complication?
And what about helplessly watching your children with their challenges?
I’ve definitely tasted these challenges, it’s not easy.
For Women’s Eyes Only!
So if you’re a man and you’re reading this… please don’t! It’s not that personal, but it’s girl talk, and you won’t get it, and even if you get it, you won’t believe it so let’s leave this post Woman to Woman. Thanks!