Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We Want More!

לזכות לאה אסתר בת פרימט לזרעא חייא וקיימא!

Imagine you had a job that paid $4,000 an hour [which is EXACTLY $4,000 more than I make in an hour, so appreciate it]. 

The work day ended and today you earned enough to take your family away for Pesach. But you are not completely satisfied. You want to finish paying your mortgage. You figure that with 25 hours of overtime - the mortgage is paid off [besides the capital you are earning - that pays for the basics like bread, water, jewellery for your wife and of course the greatest expense - nursery school tuition]. So you approach your boss and say "Maybe there is more work to do??"

That was what the Jews said at Har Sinai. "נעשה ונשמע". We will do whatever you tell us. נעשה. But after we are finished we want ot hear MORE. We love being Jewish!!! We love Tachanun, especially the long one on Monday and Thursday. We say extra tehillim every day because the standard davening doesn't suffice for us. We learn our daf-yomi - but with Tosfos too. We ALWAYS want more. נשמע. Let's hear more!!!

[עפ"י שפ"א משפטים עמ' 121]