Message for the Week from Rabbi Stein

Enemy Within

Rabbi Jay Stein on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Number 35

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', שׁובֵר אויְבִים וּמַכְנִיעַ זֵדִים

Baruch ata Adonai shiver oyvim u’machnea zadim

Praised are You Adonai, who destroys enemies and humbles the arrogant.

Both as a nation and as individuals we have external enemies and internal enemies often it is the external enemies that get the most attention as they are easy to identify. However, there are internal conflicts that do extraordinary damage as well.  Negative thoughts and negative self talk can leave a lasting wound. In this bracha we ask God to help us overcome those enemies who seek to hurt us no matter from where they come.

 

Minyan this Thursday will be at 6:45am Please join us for Hallel and Al Hanisim.  Happy Hannukah!!