Tidbits of Torah


 Parashat B’Shalach

Shabbat Shirah

Faith, Fortitude and Freedom 

January 19, 2019 – 13 Shevat 5779  

Dear Friends,


MLK weekend coincides with Shabbat Shirah – the Shabbat when we read the amazing Song of the Sea!  Our people experienced the miracle of the parting of the waters.  Our people crossed the Red Sea, sealing their escape from the bonds of slavery.

Yet, the road to the Promised Land was not a smooth path.  Our people faced many challenges.  And, we, like them, are not there yet.  Faith, fortitude, and determination.   That is what is needed to get us to the ultimate vision of freedom!

This morning I woke up and these words came to my mind:

It is not an open road.
It is not an easy path.
Our people told the story
Of passing through the sea.
One challenge overcome.
Breathe a sigh of relief.
Gather strength
For as long as our vision remains in tact
And we take the next step…
There is hope
That some day
We will arrive
In the Promised Land.


Shabbat Shalom!


Rabbi Gilah Dror