Won’t be Getting to Shul Much or at All this Rosh Hashana? Read this…
Rabbanit Oranit Pijo gave a great class this morning to women in the community, and this is a taste of what she said:
This Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur remember…
When a mother is caring for her young children, there will be years, and sometimes many years, when her house and family are her central mitzvah.
This is why the Chafetz Chaim told his wife when their children were small that she was exempt from prayer.
When her children are small, a mother’s main connection with Hashem will not be through prayer and Torah learning.
She will connect to Hashem and serve His will through her connection with the physical preparations for the holiday and caring for her home and children.
Women, unlike men, are blessed with an innate ability to find spirituality within the physical, allowing them to reach a higher level spiritually even than the angels.
The Jewish mother will connect with Hashem through her connection with life, and feel great joy knowing that she is doing exactly what Hashem most wants from her at that moment.
–Rabbanit Oranit Pijo