Have you ever had one of those days when, as soon as you wake up, you are in a dark mood? Or something happens at work – or home – that just gets you down? How to get out of the shadows? How to see the light when plagued by darkness?
How? In typical Talmudic fashion, the answer lies in more questions: How many Talmudic scholars does it take to change a light bulb? How many light bulbs does it take to change a Talmud scholar?
The answer: None.
You see, if one believes, as Jews believe, that darkness is created by the same Creator of Light – i.e. God – then what power can darkness ever truly hold over you?
Are you still in the dark or are you beginning to see the light?
Yes, this sermon is electric. But it’s the kind of electricity permitted – indeed encouraged – on Shabbat. Plug in.