Rabbi Compares Life To Football

Moscow, August 1, Interfax – Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar urges believers to take footballers for a model.

Every man should live like “in a football field, to give all his energies and abilities,” he writes in his article published by the Lechaim magazine in August.

“Footballers play to kick the goal to the rival. If there is no rival, there is no football. However, life is the same! God could have created the world to make everything easy for a man, but then life would be deprived of sense,” the rabbi writes.

According to him, God created “a rival” to each man including “various obstacles we have to overcome in order to gain something.”

“Yes, it makes life much more difficult, but much more interesting! We are like footballers have to overcome “opposition of the enemy” and acquire new skills,” the article says.

Lazar also noted that a good footballer is an all-around sportsman who can play as both guard and forward.

“A team with utility players will always dominate the rival. To fulfill his mission in everyday life, a person also must know how to attack and guard,” he writes.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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