Choosing wisely is one of the most profound mitzvot we have in Jewish life. God obliges us to choose between blessing and curse, between life and death, and admonishes us to choose wisely – that is, to choose life and blessing.
Judaism exalts not convenient, emotional, or popular choice, but rather wise choice. Wisdom should guide each of us, throughout life, to choose that which will negate the bad and do the greatest good.
May we always be wise in the choices we make in life, and may God grant us the wisdom to always choose wisely.
Rabbi Jonathan Pearl