Throughout my Bat-Mitzvah journey, I have studied rituals and the traditions of our faith. I’d like to share with you a word of wisdom that our sage, Rabbi Simeon The Righteous wrote 2000 years ago.
He says, “The World is based on three things, the Torah, Prayer, and acts of loving-kindness.”
To me this means: Torah is a source to gain wisdom and knowledge through learning and studying. Torah includes all wisdom in life.. Without knowledge we will not grow as individuals.
Prayer is a way of asking or a desire for an enhancement in our lives. Prayer should be a selfless thing, we are asking for things to not only better our own lives but the lives of our loved ones and those who surround us. Prayer is a bridge between G-d and us.
Act of Loving-kindness is a combination of Torah and Prayers; it’s what makes this world a much better place to be living in.
I learned that everything in life has to come from your mind (Torah), from your heart (prayer) and from your soul (good deeds).
- Olivia Krys at her Bat Mitzvah - December 15 2012