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Climbing an escalator! - Tzav

Due to recent events, I have not been consistent at writing. Hopefully soon, I can get back to writing again at the same level as before. I pray that we should experience an abundance of happiness, health and only good news in the immediate future!

Over the years, many people I know have compared the challenges of life to climbing a mountain. I was looking for a fresh approach, so I asked my Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dubinsky for his opinion. Rabbi Dubinsky explained that life is like climbing up a descending escalator. In order for a person to stay at the same level, they need to stay moving consistently. If they stop moving for a short period of time, the escalator will follow its routine and the person will be dragged down with it.

In this week’s parsha, Hashem told Moshe that there needs to constantly be a fire burning on the Altar. Rashi says that this posuk teaches us that the burning of sacrifices were accepted the entire night. The lesson I took from this is that no matter what time of day or night you need the attention of Hashem, you can daven and He will always listen.

Sometimes the challenges that we face can be overwhelming. In order to reach success we need to continue climbing even when the opportunity to give up is so convenient. Hopefully this week we can add one additional prayer and take on one additional mitzvah in order to bring moshiach one step closer!

Moshiach Now

All the best!

Avroham Y Ross

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