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The Talmud teaches that on one’s birthday our mazal, good fortune, is dominant and empowered; learn more about the message of our Jewish birthday.

Birthday: You’re Needed

Birthday: You’re Needed

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Birthday: You’re Needed

The Talmud teaches that on one’s birthday our mazal, good fortune, is dominant and empowered; learn more about the message of our Jewish birthday.
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J- Jacksonville, Fl February 2, 2016

Anon Milan, PA I know not what led me here, I'm deserving of none of the grace G-d has given me. I was studying because I had to respond to a friend's message to me that he believes that birthdays are not biblical, hardly mentioned (he gave 2 ref., both adversarial), and somehow to be shunned. I knew that not to be true in my heart. I went to Jerimiah & Genesis as directed. I did find a cursing in one and a death in the other. I knew there were more, I went to Job, again I found pain and suffering. I knew this was not an answer I was seeking. I went to Birthdays and wisdom on chabad.org. There I found sparks of life and celebration, there I found G-d gives life and unique purpose to everyone and created us for such a purpose. One of yours was for me to see your words and bless me, a nothing, with compassion and love for another. We only have now, today for love. I am sorry for your hurt, may G-d take it away from you. Bless you for your Birthday: because ~You're needed~ by G-d and me. Bless You* Reply

Anonymous Milan, Pa/USA January 16, 2014

I'm Needed? I fail to understand why. I have failed at most everything I have done in life. There is has always been somebody else who can or could do everything I did better and at least, successfully. It appears to me that G-d has hidden his face from me all my life, and when I look honestly at what I have accomplished, it has been a total waste. It always gets worse during the period at least one month before to two months after my birthday, the 17th of Shevat, when I am swamped with tragedy and suffering of all types. I have been an oysvarf all my life. All I can do now is follow the suggesstions on how Jews celebrate a birthday. I will be 62 this year, and I feel very strongly, when I look at the evidence, that the end of my life is coming. Better prepare for it. Reply

Kenneth Kahn New Orleans, LA/USA March 18, 2009

Excellent Teacher Rabbi New makes his ma amar interesting, understandable, relevant and inspirational. Reply

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