Shimon Peres שמעון פרס was one of the greatest ambassadors of peace for the state of Israel. It is sad that a man of such great magnitude must move on the next world right before Rosh Hashanah, 5777, but the sweetness of his life is sometimes coming from a bitter time. With that being said, here are two of my favorite things he said, that I try to apply in my life. Even though he speaks on the land of 2 specific countries, we can use it in our lives anywhere in the world.
“The United States is the only power in history that became great by giving and not by taking.”
“In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.”
Baruch Dayan Emet.
There are so many tributes, and what I love the most is how so many people from different walks of life came to honor him. May that be the future in this new year, how we are all open to communicate, respect, honor, and move forward together.
It is the last Shabbat before the Jewish New Year which begins Sunday night,