By a Bais Rivka High School Junior who was inspired by the spontaneous dancing that went on for hours in her school for the refuah of Naftoli Hertz ben Rochel on Monday.
Prayer tears at the heavens, but joy breaks all boundaries.
The news spread fast and the tehillim was split between each class. Hachlatos were made. But there is only so much that that can accomplish.
When all is said and done, when all tears are shed, all we still have left to do is smile. And dance. And sing.
So that is what we did. We grabbed hold of the girl next to us and formed a circle. Who she was didn’t matter. It was about who we were and what we were doing. And what we were doing is shaking the heavens and breaking boundaries.
“Der Rebbe hot geheisin freilach zein.” We are chassidim. We follow the Rebbe’s directive. We dance; we sing. We allow sweat to pour instead of tears. We allow simcha and positivity to rule our minds, our hearts, our souls.
I’m not a singer and I’m not a dancer, but I am a believer. And that’s why I danced. That’s why I sang. That is why we all did. For hours, on our own time, we Bais Rivka girls linked our arms to give support, to give love, to give joy.
We were taught and we believe that with our joy we can bring about a complete and speedy refuah for Naftoli Hertz ben Rochel and with our joy we can bring Moshiach. Like all the generations of Jews before us, we believe that joy breaks boundaries. That is why we danced.