How can we connect to our friends?
How can we really help them?
All of us have the wherewithal to warm the hearts of others. We can help those we care about feel understood and supported. We can cultivate a listening heart — by climbing out of ourselves, noticing others and life around us.
And there’s more. We can daven for our friends and family. We can hold their hands and let them know we care for them. And we can share an important life attitude with them, over and over. If the fundamental Jewish attitude of growth — to keep moving and actualizing our potential, as individuals and as a nation — rubs off on them even a little bit, we will have lived up to the word “friend.”
Community needs cultivation. Friendship needs cultivation. How can we support our friends and receive the support we need? That is The Future of Friendship.
Rebbetzin Feige Twerski is the mother of eleven children and many grandchildren, whose number she refuses to divulge. Alongside her husband, Rabbi Michel Twerski, shlita, she serves as rebbetzin to her community in Milwaukee and counsels people all over the globe.
The rebbetzin is a popular lecturer, speaking on a wide variety of topics to audiences in America and overseas.She is the author of Ask Rebbetzin Feige and Rebbetzin Feige Responds (both published by Artscroll), as well as The New Normal and The Future of Happiness (both published by Mosaica Press).