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Not alone _ Vayeira

The 613 commandments are in place in order to guide a person towards living a life of purpose. A mitzvah that is practical for every day of your life is Ahavas yisroel. The idea of this is that you love your fellow jew. Meaning, in the same way that you would like to be treated, you should treat others.

In this week's parsha, Pharaoh continues to enslave the Jewish people in order to make them build his cities. Similar to the last week's parsha, Moshe is still battling with the idea of going to Pharaoh on behalf of the Jewish people. Rashi says that the reason Moshe faced a problem was because he feared not being respected by the Jewish people. Moshe, of course, valued “loving your fellow Jew”. He couldn't stand the idea of Egyptian fighting with a Jew. Therefore, he acted out and killed the Egyptian. At this point he feared the repercussions of potential punishment from Pharaoh and the lack of respect from his fellow Jews.

Throughout this parsha, we see that Hashem pushed Moshe to go fight for the Yidden. This quality of limitless Ahavas Yisroel made him a great leader as he took us out of Egypt. An idea I want to emphasize from this week's parsha is to do one act of Ahavas Yisroel daily. With this in mind, let's fill the world with love and bring Moshiach right now!

Moshiach Now

All the best

Avroham Y Ross

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