Friday, October 19, 2012
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT For the Yahrzeit Commemoration of Rachel Imeinu From above the walls encaging Rachel’s Tomb 11 Mar Cheshvan, 5773
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT For the Yahrzeit Commemoration of Rachel Imeinu From above the walls encaging Rachel’s Tomb 11 Mar Cheshvan, 5773 Evelyn Haies, founder and president Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation and Bnei Rachel Corp Because of obstacles, confronting challenges and showing us the way, Rachel Imeinu is remembered over 3600 years. Since beginning Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation in 1995, I have experienced success, stress and progress. Since introducing Rachel as the Jewish Mother par excellence, a role model for the whole world representing the “good ideology”, I have become wiser and broadened my presentation. From personal midos to derech eretz as a way for all Rachel’s Children, I have chosen to spread the 7 R’s for Derech Eretz from Rachel Imeinu: ROOTS, REMEMBRANCE, RECTIFICATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS, RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITY AND REDEMPTION. Our Jewish roots remembered from the time of Avraham Aveinu choosing The Creator and the path of chessed, to Yitzchak and Yaakov Avinu dealing with the Jewish birthright and do-right to Joseph HaTzaddik dealing with brotherly hate and transformation to self affirmation and world preservation to Moshe Rabbeinu giving the Jewish people the Torah roadmap for civilization, it has always been Rachel Imeinu who merited establishing the return to our borders, our Torah deeded birthright, our homeland to have and to harvest. From Creation by Hashem for creations through Mother Israel, it is by The Maker but for the benefit of humankind. It is gratitude and giving back that keeps us on the pathways of Hashem, of Torah and for rectifying the human mess ups. It is with righteousness only that there can be fix ups and rights. With rights comes responsibility with an other centered exponent. Charity begins at home in a way that a mother knows best. Charity is an enabler. A mother cares and does not act for self satisfaction but for growth and perfection of her home, family and the surroundings. A mother is responsible for those she creates in the world created for creation. With a partnership with the solid roots of our past, remembering and rectifying with righteousness, we have a birthright and responsibility to The Creator for redemptions which doesn’t work when the world is off course. Our roots are strong when developing with the midos of our most worthy as our directors. As we choose the highest ideals, we merit rights and responsibility beyond ourselves. Our giving to the world according to His roadmap will redeem. Waiting is not the answer. Rachel Imeinu was active in showing us the way using the initiative of a mother, sister, caregiver. Following is not the answer. Investigating, deciphering, believing and acting according to those who stepped away from the herd mentality for the sake of all, for goodness sake and for the blessings is the way for mothering, shepherding, controlling the directions for a positive mobility. Let us learn from our Matriarch remembered 3600 years that there is NO, we don’t, can’t, won’t and that there is YES, we must, will accept only righteousness and will make the wonderful world we inherited a much better place for all, a place of actualization of truth, justice, morality, friendship, love and creation in progress for perfection. Let the blessings be: we make it, keep it, love it, are proud of it, praise it, appreciate it and are forever thankful to Hashem and those who choose His ways. Let our actualization of Hashem's ideals redeem the Jewish people to the highest levels of goodness with the role model of the meriting actions of Rachel Imeinu who sacrificed her life for His mercy and blessings for all G-d’s children and to raise all humankind and bring the security walls down.