Important to stay inspired to keep the marriage/relationship fresh!
Shabbat HaChodesh – good shabbos and good year 😀
The Jewish nation like the moon share a common characteristic – both have periods of darkness and light. As the month begins with the light of the moon barely visible, so too a Jew must simply pick himself up and start again even in total darkness. This “renewal” is the secret to success. For even after the moon reaches it’s enlightened climax at the middle of the month, it thereafter begins to diminish to almost nothing by the end of the month. However, the new month starts again specifically from this darkness.
So too, due to the boost received through the red heifer ashes Torah portion, we are now able to constantly start anew no matter how low we may fall. There is always a light following the darkness. Like the month (chodesh in Hebrew) we are able to start anew (chadash in Hebrew).
In summary, these weeks all serve to prepare us to properly receive the light of Pesach – which is the light of the past redemption from Egypt, the present redemption from our daily struggles and difficulties, and the future/ultimate redemption when Mashiach comes. The key is hope, joy and to never give up no matter what and how the situation. Through all this we become rightful heirs to the purity and holiness needed to partake of the Pesach offering. Pesach – which means to “skip over” – enables us to “skip over” all of the failures, downs and set-backs.
May we speedily merit to seeing the imminent coming of Mashiach, the building of the final Holy Temple, and may we partake of sacrifices and peace offerings in total purity and holiness and purity, Amen!