The Netivot Shalom Music Festival returns with "Songs of Love and Justice: A Mother's Day Concert" with Cantor Linda Hirschhorn and Talia Cooper - May 12, 3:00-5:30pm
The CNS Adult Education Committee
and the CNS Youth Committee invite you to
Save the Date for Shabbat, May 18 for a special Kiddush to honor Rabbi Shalom Bochner!
Everyone is invited to celebrate our teacher, Rabbi Shalom, who will also be giving the drash that Shabbat morning! Please join us in honoring him as our friend, as our teacher, by sharing his words of Torah and joining in us in a festive kiddush with gratitude to him for all he gives our community!
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&…