As Benjamin Franklin said in a 1789 letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
Indeed, life is fragile and despite our plans, hopes, expectations and dreams, it doesn't always take us down the path we've envisioned for ourselves. Regardless of what path I'm on, though, and no matter where I find myself, I always can count on the presence of the Jewish lens through which I so often see the world.
On my way home from Torah study this afternoon, here's what I saw through the lens:
What things do you count on in your life?
What do you see through your Jewish lens?
Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima,this
post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul,
which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a
time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.