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Hanna's Dvar Torah

What do you see in this picture?

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Let’s start with a challenge: What do you this in this picture?

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Click HERE to see to see what it is the answer.

Was the challenge difficult? Why? Does someone ignore how this object looks?

The same happens in our life. We are faced with various situations, we need to decide about various dilemmas, but we are too close to the whole situation. We are not objective. We need someone to help us to see the full picture.

“… Joshua the son of Perachia would say: Assume for yourself a master, acquire for yourself a friend…” (Ethics of our Fathers, 1:6)

The Rebbe put a lot of emphasis on this directive and encouraged everyone to have a person to advise him or her. The idea is not to wait for the advisor to fall from the sky but to search actively for such a person. Someone who we esteem, who knows us, who wants our good and to whom we can open up. An objective eye, which is not involved emotionally, many times is of great help! Also, following the Mishna’s advice and the Rebbe’s directive, the person we will choose as our advisor will receive G-d’s help, which will help him/her to give us the right advice for us.

But it’s not only the teachers/advisors who are important, but our friends as well. They have a different role: they help each other and guide each other in the right direction. Don’t underestimate the power of a good friend!

Another advice regarding matters of health: In order to take medical decisions, it is important to turn to a doctor who knows us, who truly wants our good. S/he does not need to be the best expert in the field, but s/he will know who to refer us to, as well as helping us to deal with the expert’s opinion.

I personally take advice. I have a teacher/friend whom I esteem a lot and who directs me. I also have good friends, and now my future spouse 😊 , who encourage me and help me. It is not easy to choose the right person to ask advice from, but it’s worth it.

Who will YOU choose as your advisor?

Hanna

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