23 Aug Hello Old Friend!
“My old friend! How are you? Have a seat!” “Are you happy to see me?” “Definitely not! But our friendship is long, familiar and comfortable.” My friend was nonplussed. He certainly did not expect such a greeting. We both know that he only pretends to be a friend, but we play the game, and, as I told him, we have played for so long that it is quite comfortable when he comes to visit and “play.” His name is “Doubt.” He always visits during Elul, when, as a friend, of course, he voices his concern that I have been in this place before, just last year, in fact, and he wonders whether all my effort to evaluate my past year is worthwhile. I’m so accustomed to his yearly visits that it wouldn’t be Elul without him. I expected him this year and decided to turn him into a real friend. I would greet him rather than fight, and use his arguments to refine my Elul preparations. So far, so good! We’ll see how well it works out. Author Info: Learn & discover the Divine prophecies with Rabbi Simcha Weinberg from the holy Torah, Jewish Law, Mysticism, Kabbalah and Jewish Prophecies. The Foundation Stone™ is the ultimate resource for Jews, Judaism, Jewish Education, Jewish Spirituality & the holy Torah.