Our Uncle


Our Uncle

September 26, 2017
Orit Esther Riter

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One tear shed this time of year is equal to tears cried the entire year. Each of the ten days of repentance is an endless gift and value as they build up our intention on Yom Kippur. R’ Yechezkel Levenstein ztk’l teaches we should grab every mitzvah possible these days and put our entire heart into it.

Our neshama is looking for her beloved called Dodi, her uncle. Why does the Torah chose an uncle to depict a loving relationship?  Halacha teaches that even if a couple separates, their mutual children must still consider the siblings of their parents as uncles and aunts. So too does Hashem want us to recognize that He never separates from us and we will always be together (even if we think He has ‘divorced’ us!)

These days leading to Yom Kippur are considered one entire Eit Ratzon. To the measure that we desire to spiritually elevate ourselves so too we are given the Divine assistance to find our true selves. The way to increase our ratzon and inject a true desire to return is by feeling how distant we are from connecting to our soul. The more we need Hashem back in our life the greater assistance we are given to fulfill our true purpose in this world, B’H.

Today’s daily dose of emuna is dedicated L’iluy nishmat Sabale’ Aharon ben Yitzchok a’h. May his neshama rest in the Divine radiance among all the righteous souls who have departed from this world, Amen.


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