Today's podcast tells how one seemingly insignificant mitzva saved the life of an Israeli soldier in 1997, when two Israeli helicopters crashed in middair over Shaar Yeshuv in northern Israel, killing 73 Israeli soldiers and airmen in one of the worst disasters in Israeli military history.
In this special lesson for the month of Shvat, we learn about the four types of fruit that our sages speak about. They are:
1) Fruit of the field and tree - vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds
2) Fruit of the womb - our children
3) Fruit of our labors - the result of our career, trade, professional and job efforts
4) Fruit of the soul - one's emuna, prayer and Torah.
All the above four types have one very significant common denominator...
A person can score a bullseye in one of two ways. Either he or she can invest years of effort and training to become a champion archer, or he or she can be a slouch, grab a bow, shoot an arrow in the general direction of the target, and then draw the bullseye around wherever his or her arrow lands...