“The eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s a Yiddush saying and a French and Latin one too. And we are told to have an “eyin tov” a “good eye.”
I was sitting in synagogue today. I love my synagogue. The DAT Minyan in Denver, Colorado is a shul where Jews in all shapes, sizes, stripes and colors join together for prayer, Torah study, community and Bronco Fever (i couldn’t resist!)
So I am sitting in shul and I noticed that whenever a woman or teenaged girl would walk thru the door, I would immediately find myself looking at the length of their skirt and the top of their head….hat? wig? doily? I couldn’t believe it! This HAS to change!
It occurred to me to look at their EYES instead. THAT is where you truly can see who a person is. In their EYES. For the SOUL is their TRUE essence. And with my eyes I can either judge and compare (an “eyin ra” a “bad eye”) or I can look into their soul and try to see who they REALLY are (an “eyin tov” a “good eye”)
I can truly see who my children are when I look in their eyes. I can see who my husband is when I look in his eyes. I can see who you are when I look in your eyes. And if you want to truly see ME….look in MY eyes, because THAT is the window to my soul.