What does Hashem do all day but give to his
creatures. Is this not his greatest pleasure, providing
us with our every need? This being said, what does he
want from us?
We are to emulate his every midah, character trait.
Perform the 613 commandments with love and
understanding. Taking upon ourselves anything we can to
elevate the sparks from the klipah in order to draw the
This being said though, what in reality can a Jewish
woman do today to give of herself that which she should?
How is she to know in which ways she is to give to the
world when she has so many responsibilities already and
there are so many needs of Klal Yisrael?
Well the most important thing is for you to realize
that there certainly is something special for you to
give to others. It could be something that is unique and
would be a truly important contribution to society. In
fact, the sooner you figure-out what it is you should be
giving, the sooner you will receive back from Hashem the
tremendous light that is awaiting for you. Meaning,
until you become the giving person that you are too
become, you cannot come close to Hashem like you are
truly supposed too.
Rebbe Nachman says that when Hashem wants to draw you
close to Him, He first sends you some form of a way to
give to others and then after you perform this act of
kindness, He gives you back so much more. But He only
gives to a vessel that can hold all of His kindness, a
vessel that has become not just a sponge or container
but rather a funnel, which takes in from one end and
spills out from the other. Wishing only to have water in
which to give out.
Thou art a fountain of gardens, A well of living
waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.". (Song of
Songs 4:15) After water falls from the ledge, the
waterfall doesn't ask for the water go come back up but
rather the water leaves and goes off on its own to live
on. The Garden of Eden, is sometimes compared to a
flowing brook, which constantly flows with light to
One difficulty woman have is that if they stop to
rest, it is difficult to get going again. You see, this
is because a woman must always be a flowing brook,
though the water can run slower because of weather
changes, she still must fight not to remain still. In
stillness for her is a world of emptiness.
Now getting back to the topic at hand, how is a woman
supposed to know what it is she is supposed to give?
Well let us look into the live of holy mother Rivka.
Before Yitzchok showed up, she lived a rather simple
life caring for her family and their needs. As soon as
she Eliezer though, as she saw an opportunity to give,
she grabbed the opportunity before her. Therefore,
finding what it is you should give may not be so
difficult. Hashem is putting these opportunities in
front of you all the time, so just grab them! After
some time of grabbing the opportunity before you, one
will shine for you. It will be the most enjoyable of
them all and that my friend is what you should GIVE TO
Reb Moshe תשס"ו