|R' Shlomo-Yitro-Changing Deeper and Deeper|
|Written by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt"l|
I need you to open your hearts in the deepest depths. There are people in the world who never change, they just don’t ever change. You can show them 'you are wrong', they don’t care. There are some people who can see the greatest tragedy in the world and not get one ounce deeper. There are some people… G-d can show them the greatest joy in the world, they still walk around with a long nose, and they just don’t change. Then there are people, whatever happens to them touches them so deep, they become different people after. I don’t mean different that you don’t recognize them, but something happened to them inside.
So Yisro heard that there are two kinds of people in the world. Yidden and Amalek.
Yisro hears about the crossing of the Red Sea. Do you know why the water changed for us Jewish people when we crossed the Red Sea? Because we changed… we all changed and became who we are. You know something? We are changing before G-d every second, every second. The water mamesh saw a whole nation of people who are changing their heart and their souls before G-d every second. So the water said 'I am changing with you, what do you need me to be right now? You need to walk through the water? I am with you all the way.
Then Yisro heard about Amalek.
All the miracles are happening to the Jews, you see there is one G-d and you don’t change? Amalek doesn’t change.
So you know what it is? Yisro realized 'I got to get close to the people who always change deeper and deeper, deeper and deeper.'
I want to tell you something sweetest friends. There are a lot of people in the world who when after six million were killed, they didn’t change. G-d gave us back the Holy Land, they didn’t change. And then there are some people that whatever happens from G-d mamesh reaches them. They change, they wake up and become deeper. You know friends, I'm sure you are aware of it. Our young people, they are ready to change before G-d every second. When they see just a little sign from G-d they are willing to do anything for G-d. And there are sadly enough some people who are still holding out. Forty years ago they went to shul on Yom Kippur, and they go to shul on Yom Kippur because that's just what they do through habit. Forty years ago they don’t keep Shabbos, now they don’t keep Shabbos.
I just want to bless all children here, all the young people. I want to bless all the parents, grandparents and all of us. We should be privileged that G-d should shine into us, in such a deep way that we have to change and not be somebody else, but change to be more and more what we are supposed to be, what we want to be, what we should be. Just for our children's sake, for G-d's sake… for the sake of the world.