November 19, 2018

A Moment in Time: Just When You Thought You Knew it All….

Dear all,
As I was studying our portion this week, I was struck by a phenomenon of the Hebrew alphabet.
The yad above is pointing to the Hebrew
letter “Peh – פ.”
But with the calligraphy of Torah, if you look at the white space inside of the Peh, you will find the Hebrew letter
“Bet – ב.”
Whenever I see this, I am reminded that it is so important to:
1) slow down
2) be mindful of our surroundings
3) be receptive to all the hidden wisdom that exists
4) refrain from being quick to judge.
Just when we think we know it all, we realize that when we take a moment in time to look from another perspective, possibilities of additional understandings unfold.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro