“Why are you frum?”
I wasn’t sure if this was a trick question or if she was seriously asking me this. But she wasn’t joking around.
I’m not going to give you my own answer here (maybe I’ll save that for another post…maybe not :) ) but I want to pose that question to you.
Did you ever think about why you are frum?
In this weeks parsha, Parshas Yisro, the entire Jewish Nation stood at Har Sinai and received the Torah. K’ish Echad B’lev Echad-like one man with one heart. Each and every person wanted to receive the Torah, wanted to be a part of our special nation.
Are you keeping the Torah because it is what you want?
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My son came home with a project yesterday. It showed Hillel laying on the roof of a beis medrash with shimmering pieces of snow. He told me all about it, how Hillel wanted to learn Torah but he didn’t have money to pay so he climbed onto the roof of the beis medrash so he could listen to everyone learning Torah…and it was so cold and there was snow…
It got me thinking.
What was it about the teachings of the Torah that someone would lay on the roof of a building to listen to others learning? And stay there no matter how cold it got?
Do you know?
What does the Torah mean to you?
What does being frum mean to you?
This shabbos, think about those questions. See if you can come up with some answers.
Have a wonderful and uplifting shabbos!