In the spirit of Rosh Hashana, I want to wish each and every one of you, the United with Israel family, a Shana Tova – a happy and healthy New Year filled with God's blessing. I have some spiritual insights to share with you.
Abraham and the Jewish people own Hebron – then why has Hebron been the site of so much tension? So much violence. Why was it that for over 1000 years Jews were not even allowed to enter the Cave of Machpela?
Only Judah could feel the responsibility for every single Jew. He is the one who cannot eat, sleep, or function knowing that there is a Jew somewhere who is assimilating, who is at risk of being lost to the Jewish people.
There are so many lessons that we can learn from our forefather Jacob, including the value of time and proper work ethics, the value of effort and the reward of accomplishment. In Judaism there is no such thing as “killing time.” Remember that time is precious. Don’t ever waste a day or even a moment. Make all of your time in the world really count!