Please Note: childcare on the first two days of Sukkot and on Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah will ONLY be available from 11am-1pm.
Thanks to the newly established Netivot Shalom communications team, and new CNS Newsletter editor Cynthia Whitehead,we are thrilled to announce the return of the Netivot Shalom Newsletter!Click here to enjoy it!
(A few hard copies will be available with Rachel in the shul office during regular hours!)
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&…