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My dear reader, as we journey through life we are given opportunities that, with the help of Hashem, can be transformed into magnificent achievements. Yet, inevitably, Hashem tests us to determine how sincere our desire is in the achievement of our goal – the greater the accomplishment, the greater the obstacles that are strewn in our path. Our attitude should be one of strength and resolve as we focus on the ultimate benefit of the project, while anticipating that we will encounter difficulties along the way. This will help galvanize us to persevere. Let us pray to Hashem that if our goal is meant to be, that we may merit to be His messengers, and that our efforts will be crowned with success.
Rabbi Aryeh Rodin is the founding rabbi of Congregation Ohev Shalom. He is also the founding chaplain at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Periodically he writes a column for The Jewish Press entitled Southern Hospital-ity. He is a rebbi at the Texas Torah Institute, a boys’ yeshiva high school in Dallas, which attracts students from around the country. He has lectured throughout the United States, and his articles have appeared in both Judaic and secular publications. Rabbi Rodin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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