Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!cjfunerals2stg
Tonight, we prepare to celebrate the ultimate moment of becoming a peoplehood; the receiving of the Torah at Mt Sinai. This holiday expresses the three main components of Jewish peoplehood; Torah, our laws and rules for how to live, Hebrew language, the way we communicate and language of our Torah, and finally, our land, Israel, the final destination of a Torah enlightened people on a journey through the desert.
This ultimate redemption, the wisdom of the Torah, is the thing that binds us together and is our guiding light. Later in history, it would be summed up by Hillel that the main message of the Torah is this: love your neighbor as yourself.
On this holiday, may we all embrace Torah in emulating these words through your interactions with our neighbors, whether they are next door or many miles away.
Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!