August 4, 2022 / 7 Menachem Av, 5782 • Parshat Devarim
Issue 729
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Moses told the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, “How can I bear your trouble, your burden, and your strife all by myself?”:

Deuteronomy 1:12

We are all charged with the same mission as Moses: to educate and lead ourselves—as well as those over whom we have influence—in the ways of the Torah.

If we wonder how we can bear such a heavy responsibility, we should recall that when Moses asked G-d the same question, G-d immediately provided him with a practical solution.

Just as G-d gave Moses the means to fulfill his mission, G-d gives us the means and resources to fulfill our Divine mission, regardless of how difficult or overwhelming our responsibilities may appear to be.

—from Daily Wisdom