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Digging A Foundation! _ Eikev!

Updated: Nov 8, 2018

A couple of years ago, I watched a movie called the “Karate Kid”. In this movie, the sensei taught his student how to fight by using an unusual method. Instead of teaching him how to fight through a traditional method, he taught him how to wax a car. One may ask what waxing a car has to do with fighting and the answer is that when the big fight arrived, he used these methods to beat his opponent. In this week's parshah Eikev, Moshe tells the Jewish people that if they complete the 613 commandments, they would prosper and settle in the lands that Hashem set aside for them. The problem is that 613 mitzvos are a lot to do at once. Therefore if a person starts out slow maybe even with unconditional methods then they can achieve the seemingly impossible goal. In order for an idea to be rooted into someones daily activity, it needs to be added slowly and in a way that they  can understand. For example if you were to tell a 13 year old kid that he now has to do every mitzva out there, it would feel impossible. But if he starts with plastic tefillin, by the time he turns 13, it will be part of life. Let’s work on one mitzva at a time and very soon bring moshiach.

Moshiach Now

All the best

Avroham Y Ross

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