Only 11 Days to Go
I woke up this morning feeling sad. So much terrible news.
The Sasson family tragedy (please pray for a complete and immediate recovery for the daughter and mother who remain in critical condition: Tziporah bat Gila and Gila bat Francis).
History repeats itself as a child abuse ring targets large numbers of children in Jerusalem’s Sanhedria neighborhood (Read Sandhedria Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz SHLITA’s comments on this horrific case here. CAUTION, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC)
And, on a personal level, a close relative is struggling with a sudden health crisis
And I was walking around this morning wondering why I’m feeling like it’s Av and not Nissan, the month of miracles and freedom and redemption from all suffering—national and personal.
And then I heard something which explained the sad atmosphere to me…
Rabbi Nivin reminded us that on Seder night we rocket up to the 49th level of holiness. That I had remembered….
What I had forgotten is that on Seder night we ascend from the lowest depths of constricted sadness and hopelessness: the 49th level of impurity.
And that’s where we are now…
But not for long, IY”H.
So keep cleaning, JewishMOM, you heart and your home.
Less than two weeks to go until Hashem takes us on eagle’s wings up 99 levels…
To the land of renewed hope and impossible miracles—-Seder night.