Weekly Message from Rabbi A. M. Sufrin MBE
As the summer holidays begin to wind down, we at Chabad are making the necessary preparations for the forthcoming busy months.
Of course our three track cheder is looking good and with three weekly opportunities for your children why not register now? Sunday in Gants Hill, Tuesday in Southend, Wednesday in Buckhurst Hill.
The High Holy Days services are being organised and expect our usual high attendances in all three locations, Gants Hill, Buckhurst Hill & Epping. Extra manpower is being brought in to ensure we can provide the best services for you all. Make sure that you book your seat(s) ASAP, so we can prepare adequately and comfortably for all.
This week we read the portion of Eikev – heed my commandments,
Moses says to the Jewish People as he continues to address them in his final farewell address: “what does G-d demand of you? Only to revere G-d”. (10:12) This reverence is the fear that in the eyes of G-d we may do something for which we are ashamed. This constant awareness perhaps might have been easy for Moses but us how are we to attain this?
The answer is that indeed every Jew contains within him a “spark” of Moses. When we allow our inner Moses to be revealed then it becomes relatively easy to attain. The Moses within us is thus our inborn ability to reach profound levels of Divine consciousness. With it we can meditate upon G-d’s presence within the world.
A privilege for us all to try at least on some level to attain this awareness.
Have a lovely Shabbos and good week to follow.