This Week: Job, Soulfarm, and Amitim for Grown-Ups!
This Week at CNS!(see below for more information)
Tonight (Tues): New Adult Class on The Book of Job
Wednesday: Soulfarm in Concert!
Friday: Final Minyan Lev Shalem for the Year!
Shabbat: Amitim for Grown-Ups Celebration!
People, God, and Whirlwinds: Wisdom from the Book of Job with Rabbi Menachem Creditor Tuesday nights at 7:30pm: May 29; June 5, & 12 7:30pmTuition: $60 for the series, no one turned away for lack of funds
Soulfarm is a New York City based Jam-band founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Their music is a mix of Jewish/Middle Eastern, rock, bluegrass, and celtic influences (among others). Don't miss this jam!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…