This Shabbos, when we once again hear these familiar, prophetic phrases, we can be comforted with the knowledge that this arduous exile will eventually end, and that when it does, the promise of achdus and nechamah will finally be fulfilled.
Rav Hertzel SchechterListen. Connect. Reflect. Repeat.
When Shabbos arrived, “Zaidy Schechter” would transform his humble home into an atmosphere that was undeniably Me’eyn Olam Haboh. The warmth, the kedushah, the stories, the niggunim – it was impossible not to walk away from the whole experience a more proud and elevated Jew.
I believe that Rav Hertzel Schechter, zt’l personified this vital lesson. He taught us all through his songs that nothing is “owed,” but rather, everything is “עוד.”