August 20, 2020 / Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5780 • Parshat Shoftim
Issue 628
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Moses told the Jewish people, "Be wholehearted with G-d"

Devarim 18:13

In the course of fulfilling our Divine mission in life, we can sometimes wonder if we have properly ascertained what G-d wants of us in a specific situation. After all, we are only human, and we all know only too well how possible it is to misinterpret the meaning of messages.

The answer to this concern is to "be wholehearted with G-d," meaning to trust that G-d does not place us in situations that we are insufficiently equipped to handle. If, from our part, we make sure to enlist G-d's help and rely on it -- ignoring whatever internal or external voices there may be that attempt to dissuade us -- Divine providence will ensure that we possess all the knowledge and other qualities necessary to navigate life's challenges.

From Kehot's

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