Cry out to Hashem - Toldos
Sometimes, it feels like my struggle with the Yetzer Hara becomes so strong that he takes over and makes it hard to continue living properly as a Jew. However, this past week, I was learning Rambam and saw something interesting. It says that “when the community is having struggles we should fast and blow the trumpets”. If we are willing to do something as big as fasting for something that affects everyone, shouldn't we also be willing to inconvenience our life a little bit for an individual person who is having trouble?
This week's parsha talks about how Rivka was pregnant with what probably seemed like one conflicted child. When she walked by the shul, the child kicked and when she walked by non-holy places, the child kicked. This can interpreted that although the child was the son of Yitzchak and the grandchild of Avrohom (which means he will probably be a tzadik) he can also struggle.
The lesson we can take from this is that everyone has trouble with something. The Yetzer Hara is a strong opponent no matter who you are. We can overpower the Yetzer Hara by coming together with others and fighting back. Hopefully, this unity will be the last thing we need to have in order to end this golus and bring Moshiach right now!
All the best!
Avroham Y Ross