Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Only in Israel

If I was a person who placed bets, I could wager with 100% certainty that no one living outside of Israel, our Holy Land, has a job where going to the Kotel, the Western Wall, is part of their job description! It is a source of pride to me, that not only am I blessed to be employed in these difficult times, but that I merit to participate in a venture which helps others less fortunate than myself. Today at 6 p.m., I will join my co-workers and approximately 100 young children from the Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s Children’s Centers, for a pre-filming of the upcoming fundraising event based on the theme “The Power of Children’s Prayers”. On September 5th, a few days before Rosh Hashanah, there will be a global broadcast with events being held simultaneously the world over. People will submit prayers and once again, children will be brought to the Kotel to pray for them.

The purpose of this blog post is not to promote the cause even though it is a very worthy organization. Among other services, they gives out hundreds of food baskets weekly, run Children’s and Youth Centers for the children of needy families and a job desk to help those seeking gainful employment.

My point is to encourage everyone who is not yet in Israel to consider making this their home. It may be the farthest thing from your mind, but if you consider it carefully, you will understand that Israel is really your home. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev once said "For the people of Israel, miracles are the way of nature, for the people of Israel are above nature." I can say with all sincerity, that this is indeed the case.

With trust in Hashem and the knowledge that He is running the world, all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an abundance of clarity. If your lives are hectic and full of difficulties, I would advise reading this best-selling book which will change your life for the better; The Garden of Emuna

I am truly thankful for my lot in life but I pray for the day when I will no longer need to work for a tzedaka (charity) organization; the day when there will be no hunger, no poverty and no sickness. May it be G-d’s Will that that day come soon.

1 comment:

  1. I`m also looking forward to live in Israel (again). Can`t wait ;-)