Monday, September 07, 2009

Tortola, BVI

[from m'camera phone]

8 comments:

Baruch said...

golus has its perks

rutimizrachi said...

Baruch: Golus has compensations. :-) One of my rabbis used to say that the second day of yom tov was a compensation for being stuck in golus. (As a cooking and cleaning woman, I didn't always agree on the comp value; but I appreciated his point.) Now I am thrilled to prepare one day only -- and easily can accept that folks in tropical climes are at least getting some remes of the spiritual nourishment I am blessed to receive by walking by signs called "Rashi Street" and "Kikar Shabbat." May it be so for all of my holy siblings, very soon.

the sabra said...

When we will look back longingly at golus days of past (may it be very soon!), it will not be for beaches n palm trees. Not even for wooden shacks n friendly strangers.

It will be for the chance to do a mitzvah when our yetzer hora tells us not to.

And THAT is the only "perk" of golus.

rutimizrachi said...

Nicely said, dear one.

Baruch said...

Amen sister, amen. What you say is very true, but what I actually meant by "golus" was Chu'l, not the state of exile we are in, and will not miss when it's over.
In any event, may all Jews be blessed with a year a sweetness, wherever they are

the sabra said...

1. Israel is in golus, too.
2. We WILL miss Golus days when Moshiach comes. See Hayom Yom of some day. hehe. Oh wait, unless I read ur sentence incorrectly and you were saying that what we won't miss is "chul". Ah whateva.
3. Amen-and in the most revealed way.
4. Thanks for stopping by :)

Baruch said...

lol Amen to whateva. to all good things

the sab said...

It poshut looks unreal...!