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The rest of this post is about the Jewish month of Tevet, as it relates to The Chazak Plan: A 12 Month Journey to Spiritual Strength.
Rosh Chodesh Tevet begins this Sunday night, December 21st and lasts for two days.
The theme we will focus on for Tevet is faith.
The month of Tevet encompasses two moods: Celebration and mourning. During the beginning of the month, we celebrate Chanukah, commemorating, among other events, the rededication of the Second Temple. Later in the month, on the 10th, we fast and commemorate the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, which led to the destruction of the First Temple.
In one month we commemorate two diametrically opposed events. Faith is the bridge between them. Even while we mourn an event which led to the destruction of the Temple, we have faith that like the miracle of Chanukah, another dedication of the Temple will occur, when the Messiah comes and dedicates the Third Temple.
Each day, to enhance your faith, think of a challenge in your life and say to yourself words of faith. One possibility is to say to yourself, “This is from God for my eternal benefit. Part of fulfilling my life’s purpose is doing what I can to overcome and grow from this challenge. This will work out in the end; either in this world or in the next. God is with me, giving me the strength and courage I need to triumph.”
Readings for the month:
Is Faith Logical? One Answer in Ten Questions
Unshakable Faith: What It Is, What It’s Not and How to Build It
Everything Works Out in the End: Even when it doesn’t appear to
Take care and may we see success in the coming month,