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You are all aware of the devastation of the fires in Israel.
Organizations of the Conservative/Masorti movement are jointly working to support a Fire Emergency Fund which will be used as follows:
Immediate assistance to those in need;
Funding to support NOAM and MAROM youth in the clean up and relief efforts which will likely be required over a longer period of time;
Any remaining funds will be delivered to JNF as a gift from the Conservative/Masorti movement.
Contributions can be made in the following ways:
Go online to www.masorti.org, click on "Make a Contribution," and in the Program Designation, click on the line for "Fire Emergency Fund."
Check mailed to the Masorti Foundation 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832, New York, NY 10115 with the notation "Fire Emergency Fund"
Call the Masorti Foundation at 212-870-2216 and make a credit card contribution
I have kept this brief and to the point because you all know the problem. I do want to note, however, how appreciative Masorti is of the support and cooperation of the other arms of our movement.
David H. Lissy
Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer
To learn more, please contact: Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832 New York, NY 10115-0068 (212) 870-2216; 1-877-287-7414 http://www.masorti.org/; email@example.com
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditorfor Landingham & Kaepernick, our angels in the wings
Sometimes, it isn't about nuance. Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm, calling God out, standing at the center of a whirlwind holding your ground.
No cathedral is immune to agony, no soul impervious to life itself
no nation purely noble. If it were any other way, there would be no need for cathedrals in the first place.
To kneel is to submit
to lower oneself
to step down
To kneel is to call attention
to touch the Earth's face
to listen to those
whose blood saturates
the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside
to step outside
to invite others to come closer
To kneel is not to stand
not to stand
not to stand idly by. Speak your truth, God damn it.