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Daily Wisdom 9 Shevat

By Rabbi Michael Skobac

Exodus 15:23

The Israelites] came to Marah, but they could not drink waters from Marah because they were bitter

The Baal Shem Tov explained that they themselves were bitter – and so that is how the water tasted.

We experience life on the instrument of who we are. Many people struggle with their faith in G-d. If they themselves would become people who were more faithful – whom others could trust and rely on – it would impact their ability to have faith and trust in G-d.

By Rabbi Michael Skobac

Republished by Angelique Sijbolts with permission for the Noahide Academy.


Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality.

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