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You've Been Drafted

Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 7:50 am

When something needs to get done and we are not excited to do it, we often need to fight with ourselves to get it done, knowing that that is the right thing to do.

However there are two types of battles that one faces; one is an inherent battle for safety and the other is a battle for issues like a better lifestyle, a raise etc.

The Torah excludes certain people from being drafted for war. Someone who just built a house, planted a vineyard or just got married is exempt from going to a war of conquest in order to "expand the borders" of the Holy Land. However during a “mitzvah” war; one that guards the safety of the Jewish people or the Jewish traditions, no one is exempt, even a groom on his wedding day may be drafted.

While some people are exempt to first "settle down" before fighting those internal battles that are about general growth, when it is about a mitzvah - no one is exempt and we are all "drafted" to win this war.

Welcome to G-d’s Army - the Tzivos Hashem :)

Good Shabbos,

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman 

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