Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We All Matter

"...however scattered we may be and however differing in abilities, resources, position and calling, we are yet all equally required to co-operate in a holy work of God." Judaism Eternal, Vol. I, "Adar."

I find that Rav Hirsch seems to bring the antidote for so many of the poisons from which we suffer today. One of them is a feeling of inadequacy, even worthlessness in a society that is focused on the celebrity. I recall R' Hershel Schachter speaking about this, how many people feel a sadness about their lives and their perceived lack of success. Even in the frum world, there seems an excessive focus on the gadolim, ie not on their Torah but on their celebrity, as if they are the only people worth talking about.

Comes R' Hirsch to remind us that we all are important to this national mission, however different our abilities.

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