"A woman shall not wear the garments of a man, and a man shall not wear the dress of
a woman, for it is an abomination to Yahveh your Elohim." Deuteronomy 22:5
What can be learned from this commandment? Each person has his own mission in life. What may be right for
one person may be wrong for another. Each person should feel joy in carrying out his life's mission and should not try to
do things that he was not meant to do. Realize that anything you need, Yahveh gives you.
A disciple of Rabbi Abraham of Sochotchov was ill and felt great suffering because he was not able to
fulfill the commandment of putting on tefillin (a Jewish prayer custom). He sent his son to consult Rav Abraham. The
son told Rav Abraham that his father was crying because he could not put on tefillin due to his illness. The Rebbe replied,
"When I was in Kotzk, I once became so ill on the day before Yom Kippur that
the doctors forbade me to pray and study that entire night. You might think that the thought of not praying and studying would
make me sad. No, I was in a state of great joy. Since this was the will of Yahveh I felt joy in carrying out His will. Similarly,
you tell your father that if it is Yahveh's will that he should not be able to put on tefillin, he should carry out Yahveh's
will with love and joy."
Use what you have in order to fulfill your unique role in life.