Dear Leaders,

Each of us battles some emotional, spiritual or physical darkness. We face challenges, conflicts, and, at times, overwhelming circumstances. Though it takes hard work, we can fight our inner darkness.

Here’s something that just came to our inbox: I'd like to share how G‑d has strengthened me and has been carrying me. I have an autoimmune disease. I also have enemies. The combination has brought me close to G‑d.

I've been privileged to witness miracles in my life. Whatever you may be going through, the best response I've found is to turn to G‑d, not people. After turning to G‑d, you'll find He will put people in your path to help you. It is my prayer that this is helpful to others.

This week, we look at traumatic events from our past and how we can overcome them. We read about how the Jewish people experienced the miraculous splitting of the sea after their exodus from Egypt and its deeper psychological message for us. We read a beautiful, personal account of a woman who transformed acute pain in her life into purpose and meaning. We also share a letter from the Rebbe about how to overcome anxiety and fears.

We love to hear how you’re enjoying the concepts in these study packets, and how your gatherings are working out. So, please drop us a line!

Wishing you a wonderful week and a meaningful gathering!

Chana Weisberg,

Editor, TJW