Judaism : Living
Quote: "Without miracles, we might come to believe that the laws of physics define reality. Once we witness the inexplicable, we see that there is a higher reality. And then we look back at physics and say, “This too is a miracle.” The miracle of a small flask of oil burning for eight days was this sort of miracle. When we open our eyes and hearts, we see there is truly no place void of this wondrous, unlimited G‑d. These were the sort of miracles theMaccabees saw in their battles against the mighty Greek army." M. M. Schneerson
A good pray to center yourself in the day: You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be upon your heart. You shall teach them thoroughly to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for a reminder between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.
Each week you can take half an hour to read a book or article that brings meaning to the way you choose to live a Jewish life. Whether it is Tora studying, histories, cookbooks, memoirs or cultural books this small time set aside each day will help you feel so much more connected to your faith and the community we all practice within. For Judaism is not a faith to be practiced alone, it is meant as a love of community and family to truly allow us to grow in our spirit and closeness to The Almighty. Because of busy modern secludes it can be increasingly difficult to come together as a group and enjoy food and discussions yet this is so vital to a healthy life. As you light the candles and say your prays, take a moment to think of your week and all your blessings.
Life is endlessly short and we should take all the moments and seconds we can to fully embrace that which we have been given.