How are we able to perform countless acts of love as we are commanded?
How can we begin to obey such a difficult charge?
It is not such a mystery, really.
Every lullaby, every diaper change, every smile, every sleepless night, every wordless prayer of thanks for this perfect baby.
In these and the unending ways we care for and teach and protect our children, we perform countless acts of love.
And the world is made holier. And so are we.
-Debra Nussbaum Cohen (adapted from the Midrash)
This reading is also found in JewBelong section:
Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.
Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.
Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.