This past summer, I went home to Eretz Yisrael for two months. One night, I was talking to my cousin and I mentioned that I used to run often but now I don't. He suggested that we should start running together with the goal that we would both train and participate in a future half marathon. Thanks to the help of Hashem and your contributions, I was successfully able to participate in the Miami Marathon and run thirteen miles to raise money for Chai Lifeline. I am happy to report that, with your contributions, my team was able to raise 90,000 dollars! I want to thank everyone who helped me on this journey and I hope you will partner with me again in the future.
The Rebbe writes in Hayom Yom that, on Shabbos Mevorchim, saying Tehillim is crucial to you, your children and your children's children. Recently, I was thinking about this idea because spending so many hours reading a Sefer Tehillim can be very difficult for me. While I was thinking about this, I remembered that if I put the same effort into reading Tehillim that I put into fundraising and training, I would finish it in no time.
Sometimes, there are things that seem really difficult. However, all you need is a little motivation to complete them. I know that running a marathon and reading Tehillim can seem completely opposite. However, they are both challenges I face. Join me this weekend as I will attempt to finish the entire Tehillim. Afterwards, let's all run a marathon this Sunday in Yerushaliam with Moshiach!
All the best
Avrohom Y Ross