In the shadow of global terror, the Torah emerges as our unwavering protector. * Torah provides a panorama of safety, warmth, and undying love, as a mother’s embrace shelters her child from harm. * On the Hayom Yom entry for 27 Tishrei.
As the world grapples with a wave of global terror, every soul seeks an anchor. For the Jewish people, amidst the storms of history and the tempests of today, that anchor has been the unwavering teachings of the Torah.
The Hayom Yom of 27 Tishrei brings to light this profound truth. It describes the encompassing embrace of the Torah and mitzvot, shielding a person from life's very beginning, suggesting they "encompass a person from the instant of emergence from his mother's womb until his final time comes." This isn't merely spiritual counsel but a protective fortress, ensuring our paths are always illuminated with moral integrity.
Deepening this sentiment is a similar verse from Tehillim (Psalms 22:10): "For You drew me from the womb; You made me secure on my mother's breasts." The term "drew," in Hebrew, "גחי" (gochi), doesn't just suggest guidance. Rashi, the revered medieval commentator, amplifies its meaning to denote intense and proactive guidance, akin to the forceful drawing of the Jordan's waters. This affirms the Divine's proactive role, not as a passive observer but as an active protector and guide.
The analogy of being "secure on my mother’s breast" transcends mere sustenance. It portrays a panorama of safety, warmth, and undying love. As a mother’s embrace shelters her child from harm, so does the Divine's protection extend to us, especially in daunting times.
Now, more than ever, these teachings assume paramount significance. With global adversities challenging our spirit, the insights from the Hayom Yom and Tehillim stand as sturdy pillars, reinforcing our bond with the Divine and assuring us of His enduring protection.
In conclusion, as we traverse the uncertain terrains of our current epoch, let the Torah's timeless wisdom be our compass and shield. For in its teachings, we not only find solace but also the strength to persevere, looking forward to the promise of imminent redemption and a world bathed in Divine light.