(see below for their names! if we've misspelled or forgotten anyone,
please call Rachel to let us know!)
39 new households joined Netivot Shalom during 5773!
We are so proud to be a growing, loving family! Please invite these new members to your homes for Shabbat! Welcome them during davening & learning! What a blessed community we are to be a home to such amazing people! May this year be filled with many new and beautiful friendships! Shannah Tovah,
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&…