Dear TLS and Readers,
First, thank you TLS for amazing content, updates, alerts, and for giving the lakewood community a platform to speak their minds and concerns.
Lately, I’ve been seeing the same letter in different versions with the title “Shidduch Crisis”.
I don’t understand. What makes anyone think that there’s a shidduch crisis in this day and age? There has ALWAYS been a shidduch crisis and that’s why it says “Kashe zivugo shel adam ke’krias yam suf”. A person’s ability to find a shidduch is as “hard” as the splitting of the sea. The Mefarshim ask: Was the splitting of the sea hard for Hashem? It can’t possibly be, as nothing is hard for Hashem to do. Same thing with shidduchim, if a person believes that just as it wasn’t hard for Hashem to split the sea for the Jewish nation to cross through, so too, it isn’t hard for Him to find you a shidduch. It’s all about perspective, and that perspective is called Emunah.
Next time you face ANY crisis, remember, the only solution to that is connecting to Hashem, by simply believing in Him that He can do ANYTHING! No matter the obstacles or situation at hand.
Hashem loves us all, and takes care of us so well, the least we can do is recognize His greatness and strength, and thank Him instead of crying about a crisis.
Together we’ll strengthen in Emunah! That’s our neshek against the shidduch crisis and all possible crises there are.
Thank you for reading my letter!
From a person that once had a thousand crises and learned that Emunah can wipe them all out.
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