Imagine – this is the place where Avraham davened and was answered, thereby elevating and transforming its ground to the place most conducive for prayer and repentance – a place to which his children would forever flock to perform these spiritual feats…
1968Listen. Connect. Reflect. Repeat.
Today, on the yahrtzeit of the holy Skulener Rebbe – with Elul’s arrival just a day a way – it behooves us to take heed of Dovid Hamelech’s words. To recommit ourselves to Hashem and His Torah; to pay no attention to those who may ridicule or question our observance and adherence to His laws. B’zchus hatzaddik R’ Eliezer Zusia ben R’ Yisroel Avraham Zecher tzaddik l’vracha.
When we listen and sing along to the entrancing melody let us take to heart the words of the Rambam’s twelfth principle of emunah: that while we don’t know when he will be here, we can believe with a perfect faith that he is most assuredly one day closer… Now let’s do what we can to be ready… today.
In the purest expression of faith and devotion, Dovid HaMelech provides us with our primary purpose in this world – to be able to proclaim with pride that we are servants of the One above. May we not only be zoche to earn the title of Eved Hashem, but may He answer all of our tefillos simply because of our deep desire to become one.
In these turbulent times, we can be more thankful than ever for the gift of Shabbos, and this song should definitely help.
Located in the beautiful “Ribon Kol Olamim” tefillah after Shalom Aleichem, we find the words of thanks that say it all; ‘Thank You Hashem for the kindness that You constantly do for me and for my family.’