Yep, It's Sushi Shabbat! Come to our house tomorrow evening - we'll have a live sushi chef making more rolls of fish than you can possibly imagine.
What makes a fish kosher? You may remember from your hebrew school days... It has to have both fins & scales.
Fins propel you and scales protect you. A non-kosher fish has only propulsion, no protection. Here is a deep and important message we can take to heart.
We are encouraged to use our fins and propel ourselves forward in every area of life. We are taught to innovate and to challenge. To (re)interpret and to invent.... These are fantastic qualities! The danger is only when there is no protection. What protects an out-of-the-box thinker from going off the deep end?
Accepting boundaries. Every system has it's rules, and the only way to safely innovate and expand is to be humble, and to follow in the footsteps of those who came before you. In life we must have values. Hard values, that protect our ambition. So that we are constructive and not destructive. So that we are Kosher. With both fins and scales. Just ambition (fins) alone that propel us forward is not kosher!
The same idea applies when we approach Jewish life. When we are choosing a Jewish path in life that works for us, it should be predicated on the Jewish values that have preceded us for thousands of years!
Shabbat Shalom! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Rabbi Mendy & Sara Alevsky
Sushi Shabbat - Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM at Chabad.
Board Elections! Want to take Jewish Life at CWRU to the next level? Get involved with the Chabad Student Group! This Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. Bagel Lunch.