In a span of the past two weeks, many people were affected by multiple storms, including hurricanes, tornadoes, an earthquake and more. When you see such damage come to our own hometowns, and affect the people who are closest to us, there is an energy of shock which no one can forget.
In this week's double parsha, Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech. Moshe gathered each and every person together to give them a message. The pasuk then continues to say that it wasn't good enough to gather every regular person but even the woodcutters and water drawers were called. Moshe was no ordinary being, (imagine being called by your principal and flipping out.) Hashem is the King of Kings. Sitting down and devoting time to hear what your Creator wants from to you should be an auspicious time. If only we were there to witness it.
It works out that in only one week we have the holiday of Rosh Hashana. The days to hear Hashem’s message are fast approaching, and all we have to do is gather together, sit down and listen. The last shabbos of the year is here, and I pray that we can give tribute to that. All of us, no matter what level we are on, should tune in to listen to what Hashem wants of us. Thank you for reading and have an amazing shabbos!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross