In light of the tragic events of this Shabbos, it seems appropriate to share this shiur on Holding Fast in Times of Pain“It is a time of pain for Jacob.” 

הוֹי כִּי גָדוֹל הַיּוֹם הַהוּא מֵאַיִן כָּמֹהוּ וְעֵת צָרָה הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ.״ –ירמיהו ל:ז

“Alas! for that day is great, such that none is like it; And it is a time of pain for Jacob, and out of it shall he be saved.”

“Look down from Heaven and see how we have become a mockery to and cursed by the nations. We are considered sheep to be dragged to slaughter; to be killed, destroyed, beaten and humiliated. And with all this, Your Name we have never forgotten — do not You forget us.” (Morning prayers, Tachanun). 

May we share besuros tovos, good news, and merit to enter the era of peace. 

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