They Shoot, We Build-re-post

this is a re-post from teen inspiration,a awsome and inspring blog.

this is the orignial post.

We always think somehow that we can secure ourselves in life. Have an account in that bank, don’t go out that late, keep your city face on, don’t ride motorcycles, and you’re safe.  Like there’s a formula to follow, like there are natural laws to rely on. But when we see Teva as the curtain of G-d that is just as easily manipulated as miracles are by Him, we recognize that there are no certainties tobe taken for granted. The clouds can drop acid instead of water on me tomorrow, my car can get hit by a moving signpost, my pet fish can walk over to me, and my dog can meow. And there is no logical reason for the believing Jew not to walk out of their house expecting mountains to dance, or pens to type. The only way we can rely on the standard pattern of nature continuing is if we have faith in G-d. And honestly- the only way for me not to break down in freak out mode, terrified that even in my house the shadows on dark walls are terrorists, not teddy bears, is to lean against Him as my Mishenet- my cane/staff/stick. If the Fogel family could get killed on that night in that place, then anyone could get killed on any night, in any place.Nothing really distinguished them. And so the only way to feel safe in this world, and not as a paranoid phobic everytime you hear bad news, is to realy, really, in an internalized, integrated way, feel Emuna and live in Hashem’s embrace. In Shemona Esrai we say, “VSim Chelkenu Imahem, ViLo Neivosh Ki Bicha Batachnu… Hashem Mishan UMivtach LaTzadikim.” Rav Shwab says that when we put ourselves among tzadikim- Imahem, when we learn from them how not to Neivosh even when all seems to point to fear, then we become tzadikim, as the end of the tefila calls us, for whom Hashem is, and is perceived as, the Mishan, our trustfall and supporting system.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tamar
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 23:20:09

    thank you!!

    Reply

  2. Devorah
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:02:50

    Wow, thank you!

    Reply

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