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We are not carried away with despair because our trust is in Him who always carries us through

By David Lazarus |
Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Just when we thought it was coming to an end, our government decided to put the entire country under another 10 days of lockdown and all hope of getting back to some kind of normalcy has been delayed yet again.

After making it through 2020 and not seeing our children or grandchildren for months on end, stuck in the house living with the constant fear of catching the disease and dying because my wife has underlying illnesses that put her in a high-risk group, our hope was dashed, and my frustration and anger spilled out over the government, the situation, and even on my dear wife!

With Israel leading the world in vaccinations it looked like we would finally be able embrace our loved ones, enjoy a good meal, and laugh and cry together. But now my hope wavers and despair lurks. Living with Corona is taking its toll.

Last night as I prepared for our weekly Book Club, I read over the section “Between Hope and Despair” by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in his book we are reading through. What I...

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