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He Ain't Glitchy!

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 - 11:04 pm

Technology, oh technology. While it has incredible advantages, including the ability to share my recent article in our local paper about our Rebbe and his seventy years of mentorship with folks across the globe, it also has flaws. While I was attempting to email “thank you” notes for 2019 to our beloved partners, I “merited” a computer glitch that sent it out to each recipient multiple times. It was unprofessional and somewhat embarrassing, but also reminded me that, aside from G-d Almighty, everything and everyone has glitches and how we deal with those glitches is key.

In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, a personal favorite, we read about the moment of all moments. Jewry was standing near the Sea of Reeds with the Egyptians closing in on them from behind; they felt trapped and acted accordingly. They were divided: War, prayer, surrender and suicide were all on the proverbial table as viable options. Moses himself was perplexed and G-d kept it simple: tell them to move forward. They all saw the sea as an impediment, an impossible obstacle, but G-d knew there was a sea and instructed them to march in that direction. There are no glitches with G-d and His masterplan, never, even if it may be hard for us to see, or understand, it at first. Once they entered the sea, led by Nachshon, everything came into place and it split into twelve paths for each tribe individually.

So, while we are finite and experience personal glitches, G-d is perfect and glitch-less. He didn’t dump a foot or so of snow on us Bozemanites in the last 24 hours because He’s clueless about our driving conditions; He did it because He knew we needed it, whether we recognize it at this moment or not. I have a long way to go in my own journey of accepting G-d’s life instalments as is, but I’ve come a long way, allowing me to see so much more of His providence in my life, our life and the world as a whole.

It’s easy to blame Him for all our problems; it’s more honorable to be grateful for His love!  

May G-d guard our brethren in Israel and the world over from harm and send us Moshiach speedily. May G-d protect the armed forces of Israel and the United States wherever they may be. Shabbat Shalom! Chazak!!! L'Chaim!!! 

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