If you would have asked me my favorite Yiddish word, I would have said bashert.It translates into the idea that Wiesel so beautifully captured as aphorism in my favorite quote.The older I get the more I am astonished by its truth, both in a national as well as personal sense.The seemingly haphazard, random, and arbitrary events that comprise the story of our lives begin to form a coherent and purposeful narrative when we view them from a divine perspective.It frames a situation not as something overwhelming that is impossible to solve, but as a puzzle that can be worked out, and the process of working it out is where real growth takes place.Words are powerful; as soon as you reframe from "problem" to "opportunity," you pull down the covers, get out of bed, pull up your boot straps and rise to the occasion.
Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.I was created for a specific purpose – there is no other 'me.' Consider that I am here for others – bearing the 'me' in mind, how can I make the difference to the world? Rabbi Chaim Cohen This is my favorite quote because it upends our society’s definitions of these things.We tend to think strength, happiness, wisdom and honor are reliant on external circumstances – how much wealth you have, how strong you are, how much you know….No one wants problems, but who doesn't want opportunities?Lori Palatnik I find this to be the most inspirational and motivating message.
Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith The purpose of human life is to improve one's character traits, by working on oneself every day. Sara Yoheved Rigler Jews appreciate every moment of life.