Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Parsha Acharei Mos – An after death experience
On a normal week, I think about the Torah portion and what in it that inspires me either when I’m learning or at shul. Unfortunately this week, instead of going to shul for morning and evening services, I spent most days at a Shiva house.
As I left the home and made my way to work, I thought to myself that it was just the normal thing to do to support someone in their time of need. Nothing so special. It’s just what we do as a community.
It would be great if we could always be so sensitive to our fellow, but sometimes it’s only when our friend is celebrating or, as in the name of the parsha acharei mos (literally after death), that we can really reach a point where we can truly merge our feelings to be one with our fellow.
This week’s Dvar Torah in the memory of Leib ben Bear.