This has been a week of highs and lows. The news about the vaccination programme is really positive and I am really hopeful that the first glimmers of hope to an end to the events of the past year are beginning to show themselves.
We also heard the very sad news about the passing away of Captain Sir Tom Moore. A national treasure, an inspiration, tough, gritty, and a powerhouse. Some of the many terms used to describe an incredible man who will be much missed. In a week where there were sad events in the community and the wider world, it is incumbent on all of us to look at the legacy of people who have passed away and to show gratitude for the amazing things that they did in their lives.
In this week’s parsha, Yisro advises his son in law, Moshe, to set up a hierarchical leadership system in order to lead the Jewish people. It is sometimes hard to delegate but it is shown to be of vital importance in the parsha. This then enables society to become even more connected, even more successful and even more collaborative. All essential to building a legacy for the next generations.
Wishing you a good Shabbos.
Mrs D Lebrett
Hasmonean High School for Boys