Summers were the best part of my year. I remember feeling like I gained more in one month of sleepaway camp than in ten months of school. The energy and excitement of camp enlivened not only the trips and activities, but also the Shabbat meals and late-night talks with my counselors.
Summer may be a vacation from school, but it is not a vacation from Judaism. That would be like taking a break from life, for Torah is our life, and there’s no vacation from living!
If anything, the summertime allows for more time to learn and grow spiritually, with the excitement and joy that is so much a part of vacation.
Thoughtstream: Today, I will set aside time during summer fun to teach my kids something holy.
(Adapted from Sichat Kodesh 5731, vol. 2, p. 317.)
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