• Rachel Shifra Tal

Going back to Shul

The Jew is an enigma. How are we still here, a witness to history? Entire dynasties and empires have risen and fallen, yet the Jew remains, what is the secret to his/her immortality?

This question has long been asked. The answers are many. As we begin again to return to our Shul and a semblance of community life, this question is on my mind.

The resilience of the Jewish people is remarkable. Our ability to keep practicing our faith with many obstacles and challenges is our strength.

The continuity of the Jew lies within the everyday, our consistancy. We are nothing if not meticulous and specific. Many of our practices are repeated many times a day. Within this consistency and repetition and the seemingly mundane lies our connection with our Creator.