Attached is the this weeks installment of The Written Shu-Shine: Parshat Bamidbar/Erev Shavuot - How Special You are and: Shavuot - The Choppy Waters & The Peaceful Ocean Floor Quote of the Week, a preview from this week’s Sichah:
“ The question is: If the Torah is in fact so sweet, and God’s relationship with us is in fact so loving and so caring, then why give us a text that in its Pshat, in its simplest form, comes across at times as being so harsh and even perhaps cruel? And I think the reason is that the Torah is called Torat Chayim. It’s The Book of Life. It is the code, the cipher, the magic decoder ring for the world we live in. And life itself is that way, too. When we experience life on its surface, there are aspects of life that seem very very harsh and in fact even seem cruel to us, and we struggle to understand them. But if a person has enough faith, has enough trust to dig beyond the surface, to look on a deeper level, we discover that in fact we live in a world of harmony and beauty. That in fact there is reason and there is wisdom and there is rhyme to the ebb and flow of life."
Wishing everyone the highest Shabbat and an Amazing Matan Torah!
With love and smile,