Weekly message from Rabbi A. M. Sufrin MBE
It’s time for a new look all around.
At Chabad Gants Hill we have moved things around in our Shul to make it more intimate and friendly considering size of space on (temporary) second floor. Special Kiddush this week for Zahava Slater's 5th birthday Mazal Tov to the Slater / Mitchell families.
Chabad Buckhurst Hill have their first Bar Mitzvah in the new Shul / Hall.
It’s Chabad N E London & Essex which continues to be the friendly welcoming space for all, come and join us after all you know it’s true!
This week’s portion is Mishpatim - Civil Laws. After many weeks of narrative we now come to the detail. It’s the detail of our relationships that makes the difference. So too in our relationship with Hashem it’s this detail that's important.
Amongst the many laws spread over many passages we read ...Little by little will I drive them out before you (23:30)
This strategy is a lesson in our spiritual battles as well. In our struggle to banish our spiritual enemies from within, patience is needed, the greatest virtue. Tackling all of our obstacles at once will almost certainly end in failure, the methodical and gradual line of attack has much greater hope for success. Beginning with the easier steps, banishing first the most obvious forms of evil and only ythen to advance to more subtle struggles.
Similarly, we should first attempt to avoid whatever is bad before striving for perfection in doing all that is good.
Have a wonderful Shabbos and successful week to follow.
See you at our Chabad Services Gants Hill 9.15 am / Buckhurst Hill 10am.