Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Family Ties

From we can extract a GREAT yesod for life.

Family, is the source and root of a person. To return to family is to return to one's עצמיות - his essential self. One who is connected to family will have a healthier sense of self, feel connected and that he belongs. 

One who lacks family feels detached, alone, disjointed and an outsider. His essential self will be lacking.

That is why it is so critical to develop and cultivate strong family ties. Sometimes, relative are less religious than we are and we fear the negative effect they might have on our children. That is definitely a valid concern. But the other side of the coin is to appreciate the importance of family for emotional stability. One doesn't have to be a professional 250 dollar an hour psychologist to understand the damage caused to children when they come from broken families. 

ויש להאריך מאד.