Hashem’s Words are not simply another bit of knowledge. They are your life. If you are drowning and someone throws you a lifeline, I doubt that you will let it go, especially if the waters threaten to engulf you at any moment. The waters of reality, as lived by each and every one of us, can be tumultuous. We often feel as if we are drowning in a sea of boiling water, with riptides dragging us at every level. The lifesaving line is there at hand; we need but accept that this is what is true. Torah learned should be allowed to open your heart and give you back warmth and hope. It is making this possible that is the real challenge:
We would like to thank Rav Rubin and his grandson Bezalel for the generous permission to present Rav Rubin’s outstanding works to our readers, May he live for many good days, Amen.