Don’t Be Chasing After Conflict

May this D’var Torah be shared to help bring about the return of Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, and Eyal ben Iris Teshurah HASHEM should bring them home soon! #BringBackOurBoys

This weeks parsha discusses the death of Moshe’s brother Aharon Hakohein (the high priest). At his death the Torah notes how the Jewish people “ Mourned [for Aharon] for thirty days,” (Bamidbar 20:29). Rashi comments that a major reason why the people mourned for Aharon for such along period of time was because he was someone who is “a lover of peace and pursuer of peace,” (Avot DeRabi Natan 12:4 as quoted by Rashi). According to the Midrash, Aharon would always strive to make peace between two people that were in the midst of a dispute with each other.

In a world were so many people go looking for conflict it is especially important that we take to heart the lesson of Aharon and instead of looking to cause controversy instead look for ways to end it.

May this help merit to return three of our very holy brothers captured now and bring about the final redemption speedily in our days.

Good Shabbos, Shabbat Shalom, Gut Shabbes. Gut Chodesh, Chodesh Tov Umevorach, Happy Rosh Chodesh

About the Author
Gidon Herschander made aliyah in August 2015 and currently lives in Jerusalem Israel. He loves Torah, living in Israel, engaging and posting via social media, and blogging about Aliyah, Life In Israel, Torah, Being young and a variety of other topics