Hold your breath: it’s really happening. Right now! Amazing!! Look at that!!!
Even if you are tired and your mind is on the blink. Even if you have no idea what it all means.
Because the truth is the truth, whether you recognize it or not. If you didn’t see the sun rise, does that mean it didn’t rise?
We all know what happened at Matan Torah. The Torah was given, and we received it.
Now, can invalids and hospital patients receive the Torah?
So that’s why everyone was miraculously healed. If a person had one arm, he grew another one. If a person was meshuga, he became sane. If a person was stricken with leprosy, he was healed.
This is what happened at Matan Torah. And Matan Torah is now, on the day of Shavuos 5778. So wake up!
But even if you hear the Krias Hatorah on Shavuos morning in a groggy state of mind, even if the Aseres Hadibros penetrate your ears alone, Matan Torah is still happening, here and now.
If you didn’t see the sun rise, does that mean it didn’t rise?
Moreinu Harav Hagaon Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zatzal said this about it:
בשעת קריאת עשרת הדברות ניתן לבקש רפואה שלמה על כל סוגי המחלות – גם כאלה שאין להם סיכוי בדרך הטבע!
When the Aseres Hadibros are read on Shavuos morning, you can ask that any illness be healed – even if the doctors said “no chance of recovery.”
It’s really happening. Right now! Amazing!! Look at that!!!
The Key To Health
The time of the Torah reading on Shavuos morning is the ultimate opportunity to pray for refuah sheleimah – for recovery and for continued health.
And that is exactly what four great Torah luminaries of our generation are going to do. At the time of Krias Hatorah, they will daven specially for the names sent in by donors of Vaad Harabbanim.
Let’s say you are perfectly healthy. You haven’t been to a doctor in twenty years, you feel great, you can arm-wrestle people half your age, you are just bursting with energy and vitality.
Wouldn’t it be nice to stay that way?
We all need tefilah, because no one has a warrantee from his Maker. And we want everything to keep working. We wouldn’t want even a single one of our 248 limbs and organs, or our 365 nerves and sinews, to hurt or to stop functioning chas v’shalom.
There is a lot that needs to go right.
So whether your health is 100% or only 98%, whether the tefilah is for you or for poor Chaim Yankel in Toronto, this is the right time. This is the ultimate time. This is the most amazing, the most incredibly miraculous time.
This is the time of the great health segulah!