Netzach of netzach. “Endurance of endurance.” Are you able to stick with something even when the going gets tough?
The Jewish people as a whole are good on endurance. Forty years of wandering in the desert. 2,000 years of exile, and yet somehow we managed to keep our religion and our dreams alive.
Everyone faces different challenges in their lives. For some people it’s a challenge just making it through the day, as described in the song “Please Mister Can’t Go On” by Tom Paxton (couldn’t find it on YouTube):
I say, “Please Mister Can’t-Go-On, you can go on one more day
The time to decide is still twenty-four hours away
If you still feel the same, then I’ll still have the same thing to say”
I’ll say, “Mister Can’t-Go-On, you can go on one more day”
That advice applies to all sorts of challenges we face. It’s easier to endure if you take it in “bite size” pieces. Another day, another mile, another page.