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My birthday and the atomic bomb

Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 2:05 pm

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I heard a story that I would like to share with you. Once, shortly after the discovery of the atomic bomb, a young boy stopped the Rebbe in the street and asked him if this discovery was a positive one, since it was used to kill so many people. The Rebbe answered: “You have a knife at home, right? Is the knife good or bad? It depends on the purpose for which you use it. To cut vegetables is good, to kill people is bad. It’s the same with the atomic energy. It depends on the purpose for which people use it”.

Today, I celebrate my birthday! On the day we were born, just as on every day when we wake up, G-d gives us new strengths. Each one of us decides how to utilize them. Our birthday is like a alarm clock. It reminds us of the first day that G-d gave us all of our capabilities. It causes us to ask ourselves if we use them in a positive way. The answer is that it is in our hands. We simply need to make the right decision and then act according to our resolution.

Shabbat Shalom,

Arie from the Yeshiva

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