Our beloved rabbi, teacher and spiritual guide Rabbi Shalom Arush has a message for us about the future of our offspring. He says that a great impetus in striving for personal holiness is to understand the influence it has on the holiness of our children. How?
Children's character directly results from parents' spiritual status. Rebbe Nachman in Sefer HaMidot cites a number of ways as to how the success of the children depends on the holiness of the parents. Even the intent of a parent during the time that he or she was looking for a soul-mate affects the child and his future; all the more so, the manner in which parents conduct themselves during the time of conception.
So many factors influence a child before he or she is born, dispelling the misconception that child education only begins after they're born...
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Lazer Brody - The Taste of Onions
Racheli Reckles - Blind to My Blessings
Dr. Zev Ballen - Speaking to the Pain
Yehudit Channen - State of Miss
Dovber Halevi - Logic of the West
Pinney Wolman - Emuna with Lyme
Chavy Gadol - Who Else Can I Ask From?
Enjoy, and have a beautiful new week!