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Greatest Joy

Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 5:59 pm

photo (7).JPGWhen Mussi came back on Wednesday from being away for a month in on overnight camp in Michigan, we all went to greet her at the airport. There is one thing greater than the happiness of loving brothers and sisters, reuniting with their sibling - for the parent to watch it; the joy that we had seeing the love they have to each-other is beyond description. 

As we are getting closer to the High Holidays, this episode reminded me of the Chassidic saying that G-d's greatest pleasure is to see His children in unity and love among each other; as a parent I know it's really true...

May we use these days of preparation for the New Year to remove any feelings of judgment and anger for one another, and strengthen our love and care to our fellow family members, colleagues and community, and may this bring upon us the blessing of the Almighty for a year of joy and peace.  

Comments on: Greatest Joy

INNA wrote...


Fiona Prince wrote...

Beautiful photo and wonderful story. Thank you for sharing.

Esther Laredo wrote...

Such a special love,we are 7 brothers and sisters and they are irreplaceble
Shabbat Shalom

Malca Casiro wrote...

Going through a period of dissent between my brothers I have sent to them hoping your words of wisdom reaches their hearts and minds and are able to learn from them.

Elisabeth Gelb wrote...

Dear Rabbi,
Just one word in response ~ Amen!

New wrote...

I am assuming that much of your bendlduemeft and perplexity has come about from shouldering the mantle of knowledge of two often conflicting religious traditions Christianity and Judaism. And you've found that how MJ tries to reconcile it leaves something to be desired. It's been the same with me, but I wouldn't have it any other way! If I am to follow the God of Israel and the Messiah, his son, it must be authentic.