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Mikvah Ohel Leah

MONTHLY MESSAGE

ROSH CHODESH SIVAN 5781  

A Time of Re-Commitment

            The most important event in all of human history - the receiving of the Torah took place in the month of Sivan which we are now in.  Unlike the secular calendar which is linear in nature, the Jewish calendar is cyclical.  So for example, July 4th of 2021 simply marks the historical day of American independence that took place 245 years prior on July 4th, 1776. In contrast, in the Jewish calendar there is a koach, a particular spiritual reality that is more present during different times of the Jewish year.  For instance, during the month of Nissan, there is a koach - a stronger energy and availability of redemption.  Our people were not redeemed from Egypt during the month of Nissan and therefore Nissan became the month of redemption, rather we were able to be redeemed because it was Nissan.

            Torah is the architecture of the world; Chazal teach that Hashem looked into the Torah and created the world based on Torah.  The Torah is our manual, our guidebook on how to live life right and for its intended purpose.  Just as re-immersing in the mikvah each month can bring vibrancy and re commitment to our marriages, so too each year, in this month of Sivan, on the Yom Tov of Shavuos, we have the incredible opportunity to re-accept the Torah upon ourselves in a very real way.

Thank you to Yael Davidowitz for sharing these inspiring words for Chodesh Sivan!

Debi Epstein
Mikvah Director

 

To enrich the present and guarantee the futureā€¦.

 

Sun, May 16 2021 5 Sivan 5781