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Prevent a Plague on Your Inheritance, by Anat Gopstein

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Prevent a Plague on Your Inheritance, by Anat Gopstein
“I have felt that ever since I returned to Judaism, I’m not alone. Hashem is with me with every step I move forward”, said a woman who had converted to Islam and returned to Judaism. She was so far removed that she changed her religion, but she did come back to Judaism. At the time (of her conversion to Islam), she did not understand what converting to Islam meant. She did it because of her boyfriend, who told her that in order to get married she needs to convert to Islam. She knew that a Jew always remains a Jew. It’s just that she sobered up from the bad relationship she had with him. She understood how far she had gone, too far. She left HaKadosh Baruch Hu, her people and her family, and now she’s a mother of children. She has a sense of responsibility, understanding and a different view of the world around her. I remember her when she was young; she was so far removed and disconnected when we spoke, that I felt that she didn’t understand what I was saying. She didn’t understand at all the significance of being part of the Jewish people. And today she feels so close to Hashem and feels it’s a big merit to belong to the Jeewish people.
A Jew has the ability to sink to the dust and to rise to the stars. The driving force that pushes us upwards is our trust and faith in Hashem. To recognize His greatness and leadership in the world, to live in the presence of HaKadosh Baruch Hu all of our lives. The recognition of HaKadosh Baruh Hu and the principle of free will that Hashem gave us is that which gives us the strength to overcome our weaknesses, our impulses and our sins. To be purified and to get close to Hashem, “for Hashem is close to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
On the Day of Judgment, all of us stand before Hashem; “The Torah speaks to everyone, each one on his return to the Jewish people, and HaKadosh Baruch Hu judges every person according to his level and his deeds.”
On the Day of Judgment, when our verdict is decreed before Hashem, “we shall crown HaKadosh Baruch Hu as King of the universe”, and especially for ourselves, we will pray to prevent a plague from Your inheritance, the plague of corona and the plague of assimilation.

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