by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
Did you ever hear a “religious” Jew complain how hard it is to be a Jew? Reb Moshe Feinstein, the Rosh Hayeshiva, (of blessed memory), said of every Jew who said this, that his children left Torah observance.
It is not hard to follow the Torah’s precepts. These rules come to take away a burden, not to add to our burdens. When you do a mitzvah the way it is commanded, it brings joy, not sorrow. In fact, spiritual joy is a sign that you did the mitzvah correctly.
If you were standing on a very tall building, close to the edge of the roof, and there were no guard rails, what would you say? “Hey! What’s going on here? This is a dangerous situation! Where are the guard rails?” The obvious truth is that life’s normal days offer much more danger than an unguarded roof.
Have you ever seen to what extremes some of the idolatrous religions will go in order to “find” their answer? And what do we have to do? Put on tefillin. Take a day off work each week. Marry a Jew. Is any of this really difficult?