Hashem (G-d) has the eternal ability to help people who are suffering, in the blink of an eye. From one second to the next. That is the thought I had this morning when a dear friend from abroad wrote me an email describing briefly the crisis her family is going through. My heart went out to her, and since she has asked me to share her family member’s full name, I will do that, so people can have this woman in mind when davening (praying) to Hashem, especially through saying tehillim (psalms).
Please have in mind in your prayers for a speedy recovery and help with troubles:
Tehila Sara bas Chaya Batyah
That is my request to all of you today.
May we always share simchos and good news.
May this woman’s recovery happen in the blink of an eye. Immediately – very soon.
Troubles. Tzores. (Hebrew). Problems. Issues. Many words have been used over the years to describe human suffering. Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of a nine-day stretch of enforced mourning (no eating meat, no swimming for many, no music, or weddings) by the Jewish people for the 2nd Temple, which was destroyed 1,932 years go by the Romans. The Jewish people pray every day for the coming of the Messiah (Moshiach), when suffering will end, and the Holy Temple will be rebuilt.
In the meantime, how do we deal? (a new phrase I’ve picked up…). How do we cope with our suffering? Well, this week I took a drive to the Pacific Ocean with my family – about 12 miles from my home, and we watched the waves in the late afternoon before sundown. We breathed in the ocean air.