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Gotta run to work

Wednesday, 5 April, 2017 - 11:05 pm

Gotta run to work

In today's day and age there is so much work to be done. Everyone is constantly rushing, whether it is to work, back to work, to their second job etc. In over 60% of two-parent households we find both parents holding a job. That is the way it is supposed to be, as we see written in Job (that is Job the person, not job the place people go to work): for man was born to toil.

On Monday evening we celebrate Passover, the holiday of freedom. A freedom that was replete with miracles that the Jewish people did not work for. 

Why does a good G-d want people to work? Because work affects our happiness. Our Sages tell us: “A person prefers one kav (measurement) of his own over nine that belong to someone else”. One will forego the greater quantity because of the fulfillment he feels when he receives something that he has worked for and earned.

The freedom of Passover was a "no down payment" experience, yet it was far from free. Why did G-d take the Jews out of Egypt? To serve G-d, to be happier toiling in Torah and Mitzvot over building cities for Pharaoh.

So celebrate the freedom of Passover so that you can celebrate the authentic freedom that comes from serving G-d. 

It is not free, however THAT is what makes it “worth it”!

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