Shabbat is over and we have still almost an entire week before next Shabbat; this enables us to look backwards, but also to look forward.
In the Torah section we read yesterday, while being disappointed by the manna and losing hope about the future, the liberated slaves, looking backwards, idealised Egypt; maybe this is very strongly connected to what we'll read next Shabbat about the "explorers" who had the opportunity to have a look at the prospective future, but didn't bellieve in the possibility of reaching the Promised Land and live there. Maybe this teaches us that being stocked in the past doesn't enable us to believe in a better future and losing hope and faith in the future causes us to idealize the past.
Family news: we became grandparents yesterday night, since Yael and Omri gave birth to a beautiful little girl
We wish you all a wonderful week and many happy ocaasions to celebrate