Shabbat Shalom: Vayigash

Posted on December 25, 2020

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever heard the phrase, “everything happens for a reason?” This is problematic: How can we say that the many terrible things in the world (such as the pandemic we are currently living through) happen for a reason? A better way to say this might be that sometimes something positive can come from a negative experience. In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph tells his brothers that their selling him into slavery ensured their survival during the famine and so was God’s purpose. When have you experienced a silver lining from a difficult episode in your life?

I hope we will see you at Kabbalat Shabbat services tonight (8:00 p.m.) or Shabbat morning services tomorrow (9:30 a.m.) or both.

Shabbat Shalom and for those of you in Interfaith families, either immediate or extended, a Merry Christmas to those in your family that celebrate!

— Rabbi Rubin : )