a meditation inspired by the readings of the daily Tehillim:
Psalm 69:8, “Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach” (JPS). The Yehudim could have forfeited their status as Jews, by assimilating into the nations; however, because of our tenacity and devotion to H’Shem, we have gone against the tide of acculturation. Yet, we continue to suffer for our steadfast connection to Elokim, our unique relationship to G-d, and the primacy of the Temple in Jerusalem. Even so, we remain loyal to Torah, and the G-d of Israel, Who shall reign as King over all of the nations through Moshiach (Messiah).
“As for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O L-RD, in an acceptable time; O G-d, in the abundance of Thy mercy, answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.” – Psalm 69:14, JPS