B"H 1) REMEMBER there is a plan for all of this - even if it ain't yours - and that Someone is always in control - even if it ain't you. 2) BOLSTER your faith and trust in G-d. Faith is the awareness of G-d's Oneness, there is no (true) existence aside from Him, so He’s the sole cause of everything. Trust is the conviction that everything He causes is ultimately good, even if we can't humanly comprehend why. 3) BE FLEXIBLE. Anything can change in any direction. Instead of resisting, try rolling with your circumstances and make the best that you personally can out of them.
B"H Lockdown, “shelter in place,” isolation. This is frequent vocabulary today as we, humanity, face an unprecedented global situation with COVID-19. Many Jewish families must cancel plans to spend their Pesach by relatives, friends, a hotel or vacation program, and instead prepare their holiday at home. DID YOU KNOW? Our ancestors also spent their very first Passover (Pesach) Seder, the night before leaving Egypt, in quarantine. As G-d’s Tenth Plague swept through Egypt and took our captors’ firstborn, G-d commanded the Jewish People, ensconced in our own homes, to slaughter and eat our Pesach offering (according to its detailed laws). There have been a few rare cases when elevated
I remember months ago, on my summer vacation, when I saw on the news that there was a disease called coronavirus in China. Hmmm, nothing major, it'll probably be something that will only affect China and go away in two seconds. Or so I thought. Hashem had other plans. Come Shushan Purim, my whole world was "V'Nahafoch Hu" ['overturned']. And yours was probably, too. So many things were cancelled. I guess that's because it's not us, but Hashem Who makes the schedules. How could this be? Isn't it supposed to be Adar, a time of joy and happiness? Yet one of
B"H A brief list of things to do with our time stuck at home, to make it fun and productive. *** 1) Art: A lot of people think you need paint and a canvas to make art, but art can be anything. You could take any household items and transform them into art - even popsicle sticks. 2) Cooking and baking: These are great ways to spend time, especially if you get delicious food and cookies out of it. 3) A good book and a cup of tea or coffee: There is nothing that I like to do more in my free time than find a quite spot (which
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