We learn a very important lesson from this. We can set countless goals and we can claim anything we want to. However, until we take action, our goals will never be achieved. We can pray to G-d all we want, just like Jacob did, but we also have to work hard to acheive our dreams and accomplish the goals we set.
There is a famous Chassidic saying by Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch (1860-1920), “A single act is better than a thousand groans.”
There are so many great leaders, but until they take action, they will never affect change.
By: Michal Cohen (11th grade)