Do you know how I decide whether to post something on this blog or not?
My rule of thumb is this: if an article or video brings tears to my eyes, I post it. Because if it makes me cry, that means that it’s something real and touches and expresses a real and deep place within my gut and heart. And “What comes from the heart, enters the heart.”
So why am I posting this surreal, polyester-clad clip from the 1981 season of the game show “The Price is Right” with Bob Barker?
Because 1981 was the year I was 10 years old. And watching this video reminded me of my 10-year-old daughter Hallel studying for a test last night on the book of Vayikra (Leviticus). It reminded me that Hallel’s 10-year-old head is brimming over with the sacrifices we brought in the Holy Temple, and the clothing the High Priest wore in the Holy Temple, and her burning questions over when she will see the Holy Temple finally rebuilt. Hallel’s 10-year-old head is full of Torah, and Mizvot, and Hashem.
And my 10-year-old head was full of this.
That’s why it makes me cry.