Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A child crys out for his parents - but no one answers

By now we have all heard or seen accounts of Little Moshe Holtzberg calling our for his Ima during the memorial service in Mumbai yesterday.

There is no way to watch this footage without crying.....

I heard Rav Yisrael Meir Lau on the radio this morning - he reminded us that it's not just little Moishele standing in shul crying out for his parents, it is each and every one of us.

Aba, Tatty, Papa, Daddy where are You? Your children are in shul calling out to you, please now is the time to answer our call and pick us up and give us the embrace that we so dearly need.

As we say during Musaf on Rosh Hashana:

הַיּום הֲרַת עולָם, הַיּום יַעֲמִיד בַּמִּשְׁפָּט כָּל יְצוּרֵי עולָמִים, אִם כְּבָנִים אִם כַּעֲבָדִים, אִם כְּבָנִים רַחֲמֵנוּ כְּרַחֵם אָב עַל בָּנִים, וְאִם כַּעֲבָדִים עֵינֵינוּ לְךָ תְלוּיות עַד שֶׁתְּחָנֵּנוּ וְתוצִיא כָאור מִשְׁפָּטֵנוּ אָיום קָדושׁ

Today the world was made, and today we stand in judgement, all creatures of the World, whether as children or as servants. If we are Your children, have mercy on us as a father has mercy on His son ...

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