When someone passes away, it really is a bittersweet moment. This sounds like a bold statement, which is why I must explain. When a person leaves this world, his soul returns to Hashem. That is the sweet part that is often not felt by us mortals left behind. The sad part is the obvious fact that the departed loved ones are missed on earth, and there often is an irreplaceable void left in the hearts of those who loved the departed. Families are broken, and coping with the loss is often an immense task. In this weeks parsha, Parshas Hazinu, Moshe Rabainu passes away. Fearful of what his grave would turn to, Hashem leaves no known burial spot for him. This, I believe must have been a painful reality for Klal Yisroel to deal with. We live in a world where there is war and pain. We need Moshiach NOW to heal the pain and make this world happy once again.
Gmar chasima tovah,
Good Shabbos Good Yom Tov Avroham Y Ross