Parashat Maatot and Maaseh
Like the Israelites, I think that we are all on a long journey. Some of us may know exactly where it is that we want to go. Maybe we took a detour, got rerouted, or lost along the way, which can be frustrating. Others of us may still be trying to figure out our next destination.
Nevertheless, wherever it is that our journeys have taken us, each and every stop along the way played an important role in helping us get to where we are, and setting the direction for where we want to go.
Which is why it is my hope and prayer for all of us this Shabbat and beyond, that like the Israelites and our Torah portion this morning, we can appreciate that each and every stop we have made, whether we wanted to make it or not, was an important one and that each step we take brings us one step closer to our own promised lands.
Rabbi Joshua Dorsch
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