Attached is the this weeks installment of The Written Shu-Shine: Parshat Naso - Here’s Looking at Me
Quote of the Week, a preview from this week’s Sichah:
“ And God says something so beautiful here. He says that ‘when you hurt each other, you’ve hurt me.’ That when one person commits a crime, when one human being commits a crime against another human being, what they’ve actually done is committed a crime against God. The person they've hurt the most is God. And that’s not a hard thing for a parent to understand. And sometimes it’s not a hard thing for best friends to understand. Because any parent will tell you that their child can do things against a parent and that’s very sad and that’s very painful and that’s very serious. But nothing hurts a parent more than seeing their children, God forbid, attack each other. And as friends we know that too. We might have issues with our friends, but it’s extremely extremely painful when we see our friends attacking each other. And so, God’s telling us that. He’s saying that as a parent, as a loving Father, it hurts Him when we hurt each other. And God says, what you have to understand is that when you hurt each other, it’s a reflection. When you hurt someone else, it’s a reflection of you. It’s not his fault. It’s not her fault. It’s you. Because if you were centered, it wouldn’t happen. You wouldn’t hurt that person."
Wishing everyone the highest Shabbat!
With love and smile,