Rabbi Avi Rosenfeld

Spirituality is not just found in intense mystical experiences as described in the giving of the Torah at Mt Sinai in last week’s parsha; it’s also most often found in the messiness and seemingly mundane laws of living in a morally based society.

There are certain parts of this parsha with which I struggle greatly each year.  But as I sit down with a chevruta, a learning partner, to delve into the words of our Sages and Rabbis on these issues, I am always reminded of why we are called Yisrael–G-d wrestlers.  It’s because G-d wants us to struggle in our relationship to G-d through asking hard questions and always searching for more answers and new questions.