Every morning, when we recite the berachah of “Habocher be’amo Yisrael be’ahavah” we thank HaKadosh Baruch Hu for choosing Klal Yisrael, His nation, with love.
It’s easy to get lost, a whole nation, a huge number. But it’s not just some vague entity: Klal Yisrael. I try to think of a single individual every morning, one person – whoever it might be.
“Be’amo” means me, it means you, it means the person sitting next to you.
There is something so special about every single yachid (individual), a feature that makes him or her unique in the eyes of the Ribbobno shel Olam.
He chose us.
~ R’ Daniel Kalish