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  • Yehuda Pevzner

Messengers of G-d

This weekend, the Chabad Shluchim are gathering in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY for an annual convention. We are all familiar, by now, with the job of a Shliach. The Lubavitcher Rebbe sent emissaries across the globe to change the world and prepare it for the coming of Moshiach.


How does one become a Shliach? Whose job is it to change the world?


This week’s Torah portion is Parshat Chayei Sara. In the Parsha, we learn about the first Shlichus, the first mission, mentioned in the Torah. Abraham sends his servant Eliezer to find a wife for his son, Isaac. When Eliezer arrives at his destination, Charan, the townspeople ask him who he is. He replies that he is the servant of Abraham. He didn’t consider himself to be an existence on its own. His whole being is to do what his master wants from him.


We, too, can strive to reach this level of utter dedication to our mission. Every Jew has one or more Mitzvos that they connect to and will never give up. It is his job and mission to tell others about that Mitzvah and push them to do the right thing.


It doesn’t matter on what level of Judaism one is. It is our collective responsibility to make this world a better place. Each one of us has the job and duty to reach out to a friend, a family member or a neighbor and influence him/her to do a good deed. Even one deed makes a difference! Together, we can make the world more ready for the coming of Moshiach, may it be now!


Shabbat Shalom!

This week’s candle lighting is at 5:37 PM.