Dear Leaders,

This week we take a look at individuality, and the unique power of every person.

We are not meant to all be the same! Each of us has a unique mission that only we can accomplish. Moreover, when we can recognize the specific talents and positive traits of those around us, we help them to see their own potential. In doing so, we give them a priceless gift that endures for all time: we show them their power. This is true for any person that we interact with, whether it is our co-worker, friend, or relative, and is especially true for our children or students.

As the Rebbe explained: People are souls, with the potential for perfection implicit within them. And nothing brings out a soul's potential as much as interacting and uniting with other souls. Imperfect individuals, brought together in love and fellowship, make perfect communities. (Sicha on Parshat Vayakhel, 25th of Adar I, 5752)

And that’s exactly the purpose of our gatherings during this Hakhel year—to learn and be inspired from one another.

We hope you enjoy this week’s study packet as we explore different facets of individuality. Tell us how you view your individuality. What makes you, uniquely you? We love to hear from you!

Wishing you a wonderful week and a thought-provoking gathering of study and inspiration.

Chana Weisberg,

Editor, TJW