Feb 4, 2018

Raize Guttman 02-04-18 (19 Shevat 5778)

After a brief discussion on Tu B'Shevat,
we continue with Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 19 – Verses 14 - 16.

The angels implore Lot to gather all his family and leave Sodom quickly before Hashem destroys the city. Lot goes to get his 2 other daughters who were not living with him. He speaks to their husbands & tells them to leave and they in turn laugh & mock him. Lot then tarries until the next morning as he was worried about saving his money. The angels grab his hand, along with his 2 daughters and wife and place them outside the city.

In Torah, Man is compared to a tree, we are the only 2 of Hashem's creations that go against gravity and grow upward.

Materialism took Lot away from Hashem.
In order to stay on our path of watchfulness, we must remember to always:
1 - involve ourselves with holy and spiritual things.
2 - be serious and take things seriously and have appreciation.
3 - pick good friends that help us grow.

May we be zoche to always grow upwards in our spirituality & relationship with Hashem.

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