Monthly Archives: September 2011

Day 32: Restoring our Humanity

Have we forgotten our humanity? I realize the question is provocative but it is meant to stimulate introspection. Almost every day there is a call in our country for civil debate because the tenor of dialogue has gotten too negative … Continue reading

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Day 31: Constructive Vulnerability

This year we are feeling a greater sense of vulnerability than in the past. We sense the fragile nature of our existence. Last year, our shul community experienced many untimely losses. It seemed we were going to one funeral after … Continue reading

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Day 30: First Fruits

A violinist once stood before an audience and enraptured them with his artistry. Suddenly, in the middle of his performance, he took the violin from beneath his chin and smashed it into pieces. The audience was shocked and bewildered. The … Continue reading

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Day 29: One Day

This morning my daughter Tamar asked if she could read me her school class schedule. Realizing this was her first time with a personal organization plan, I asked her why she was so excited to read it to me. She … Continue reading

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Day 28: Light Up the Year

One of the most inspiring moments for me in Israel was visiting the Holocaust museum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. I was holding my daughter, Shalhevet, whose Hebrew name means ‘flame’ as we walked into the memorial for the million … Continue reading

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