This week, instead of being cursed, the Israelites are given the blessing, “how good are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel,” a blessing we are reminded of every day. We are taught through this blessing that when we bring holiness into our lives, as Jacob did, our live are transformed. Everything becomes elevated; tents become homes and a family becomes a nation.
May we all internalize this blessing and feel the greatness and expansion that Judaism provides.
Photo: Northern Outlook on the Sea of Galilee, Karkom, Israel. Talia Jacobson