Find positive ways to express the need for something to be changed.

Finding a positive approach to express our hope for change is a good first step. Rather than lash out when things don’t seem to be going our way, we would be better served if we pondered what might be the cause of what has taken place and to contemplate the deeper, hidden meaning.

To appreciate the significance of the bitter waters and why the events that followed took place as the Torah describes, read this enlightening analysis entitled: “G-d: The Source of Sweetness” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for B’shalach 5781-2021. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.