“Of Hashem’s kindness
I will sing forever, I will make Your faithfulness known to every
generation with my mouth (Psalm 89:1).” One can readily sing of G-D’s
kindnesses, for it is easy to share the good and celebrate the
positive. We have been blessed with so much kindness from Hashem that
we can sing forever. But what of the more challenging circumstances
of our lives? G-D not only graces us with His kindness, but He is our
faithful companion in our times of distress. He neither abandons nor
rejects us, but stays close so that when we turn to Him, we find Him.
It is incumbent upon us to share this very deeply personal connection
with our children, to testify to Hashem’s faithfulness to the next
generation. Through our words and by our deeds, they will be able to
forge their connection to Him and teach their children in turn.
6th of Cheshvan, October 24, 2009
kindness of Hashem is forever and ever upon those that fear Him, and
His righteousness is upon the children’s children (Psalm 103:17).”
Man’s time on this earth is short. But for the man who fears Hashem,
the reward in the World-to-Come is everlasting. The Radak teaches that
they are also rewarded in this world; the merit of the G-D fearing is
bestowed on their children’s children. Rav Hirsch explains that the
G-D- fearing achieve immortality in This World through their
descendents. The legacy they bequeath to their children is the
continuation and completion of their own Divine mission on this earth.