VAYEILECH – and he went…

The ninth section of the Book of Deuteronomy continues the description of Moses’ third and final farewell address to the Jewish People.

Moses told the Jewish people, “today I am exactly 120 years old.” (31:2)

The fact that even Moses’ last years of his life was not left unfinished indicates that he lived his life to the fullest, wasting no time or leaving undone any part of the task with which he was charged.

The fact that Moses’ physical life  so perfectly mirrored his spiritual life indicated that he successfully overcame the division between the spiritual and the material. His spiritual perfection was mirrored in this manifestation of physical perfection.

Moses’ life should inspire us to live our own lives to the fullest. Our Divine mission permeating every minute and every item of our lives. When we do so, we dissolve the artificial division of the spiritual and physical, revealing the innate Divinity and underlying reality.

We are in the midst of the 10 days of Teshuvah – Repentance, on Tuesday evening the fast of Yom Kippur begins. It’s certainly a time for reflection and introspection. Please join us at one of our three Chabad Services across Essex, Gants Hill, Buckhurst Hill & Epping, where you will find a big welcome and inspiring services. See our website:  www.chabadilford.co.uk  which has links to our other centres for further details.

Wishing you a Good Shabbat, easy fast and successful week in between.