Updated: Apr 24, 2020
Throughout my life, I was always adamant about not taking family pictures. The reason is because it's a long process that could be avoided by just not taking pictures. However, this was my objective until something changed. Recently, when I was looking back on an experience that I had, there was nothing to show for it.
In this week's parsha, Yaakov travelled from his hometown of Beer Sheva to Charan. On his journey, it became night and he had to go to sleep. During the night, he had a dream about a ladder connecting heaven and earth. When he woke up the next morning, it appeared that the stones under his head fused together into one. Similar to a picture, now we have a way to remember Yaakov's dream for years to come.
It seems rare to compare a picture to stones, being that there are many similarities. When we take a picture, it will now be around for many generations.When the stones fused together he left an imprint on the world forever. Therefore, in order to preserve and remember the good times that happen in our lives, we should strive to take more pictures. If you would join me as we cherish the moments in life that mean so much that, in turn, Hashem will give us more things to cherish and remember including the coming of moshiach.
All the best
Avrohom Y Ross