Students in Grades 6 through 9 were treated to a special visit this afternoon from Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal Haemek and founder and dean of Migdal Ohr, an educational institution dedicated to helping underprivileged children. Following a video highlighting the meaningful outreach and accomplishments of Migdal Ohr, Rabbi Grossman addressed the audience, saying, “”It’s a big honour for me to speak to you.”
Citing Avraham Avinu as an example to emulate, Rabbi Grossman noted, “Avraham showed us you can’t have an excuse not to do Mitzvot. He never looked for reasons not to do something. Even though he was sick, he did Mesirut Nefesh and decided not to give up, because he desperately wanted to perform the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim.”
“Every Jew has a special [computer] chip inside; the Neshama,” said Rabbi Grossman, encouraging students to be cautious in relation to tzniut, television and the internet. “You need to be pure and wear a special protective suit with your eyes and with your mind – this is how you’ll be holy. Don’t think Tzadikim have different bodies; they have the same bodies as us. But they’re careful with their bodies. You have to decide, I want to be holy; I want to be connected with Hashem. Believe in yourself. Don’t say, ‘I’m a child, what difference can I make?’ If you daven, do a Mitzvah, say a Bracha, keep Shabbos, do Kibud Av Va’em, everything you do will make a difference to bring Mashiach”
Rabbi Grossman taught the students a new song and led everyone in Tehillim on behalf of those injured in today’s terrorist attack in Israel.