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It's who you are

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 11:50 am

Throw a stick into the air, and it will [always] land on it's root (Gen. Rabbah 86:6). 

You have to study it and you have to do it - Chassidic saying. 

As we complete the Sefirat Ha’omer, we sometimes say we spent 7 weeks becoming a different person; a more refined, better individual.

Often we tell ourselves: “I don't have what it takes, I am not that type of person”. 

It is then that we need to throw a stick into the air, let the wind remove the dust and things that are blocking the core identity from shining through and it will always land on its root – allowing its core identity to shine through.

The Torah was given on engraved tablets. You are a good person. You are a good Jew! You already have everything you need engraved on your soul! You are connected. You can make the world a better place, naturally! Sometimes some dirt gets in the way, dusting our souls. All we need to do is throw the stick in the air, and it will land at its core.  

Perhaps Sefirat Ha’omer is more than becoming a new person. It is about revealing the person we always were.

See you shavuot as we celebrate who we are :).

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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