…brought to you by my friend Jen Taylor Friedman:
I’ve been doing a lot of Torah repair this month. I find repair work to be a lot more taxing, physically and mentally, than writing from scratch, and it occurs to me that this is a metaphor for Life. Merrily going along writing (or living, as it might be) is relatively simple, although you don’t necessarily know what it’s going to look like in twenty years’ time – but if your job is to go through from one end to the other, find every little thing which isn’t right, and repair it, well, that’s a whole lot harder. Nonetheless, the message of the season is precisely that – check things over, find the bits which are broken, and repair them, even if it is hard work.