Tu Bishvat – Day 11
Machberes Avodas Hashem Exodus 15:23-27: “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called
Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying: ‘What shall we drink? And he cried unto God; and God indicated to him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. Mechilta: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai pointed out that it does not say that God showed the tree to Moses, but “Vayoreihu”, God taught Moses. Torah, the Tree of Life, must always be taught in such a way that even the bitter is made sweet. Parents and teachers must always stress the sweetness of serving God. If not, they are not giving access to the Tree of Life.