The last few months have been a mystery to all of us and it is certainly the case that we are a long way from feeling confident about how the world will surface from this pandemic. We have all been faced with unforeseen events which have taken us out of our comfort zone. This week’s parsha, also looks at laws which are chukim: a law without understanding or rational explanation.
In essence, what we think we understand is still not fully understood by all of us. Rabbi Berel Wein writes that, actually, the nature of all life is a chok. Every layer of scientific discovery and advance unearths more mysteries and facts on which we are unaware. The wonders of the world are infinite and mysterious.
On a positive note, as a result of the pandemic, we have been treated to four wonderful virtual Music concerts over recent months courtesy of Mrs Algranati and the music concert. It has been an inspiration to see our students cope with a whole new way of performing, out of their comfort zones and in an uncertain world. The talent and resilience of our students has been both inspirational and heart-warming. Nevertheless, we are obviously very much looking forward to hosting live concerts again in the near future.
Wishing you a peaceful Shabbos.
Mrs D Lebrett
Headteacher – Boys’ School