Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum
Rabbi Pam Frydman
Torah Reading: Bereishit 12:1 - 13:18 (pg. 69)
Rabbi Tzvi Bar David
Haftarah Isaiah 40:27-41:16 (p.95)
Rabbi Jack Gabriel
Refuah Shleima: A complete healing to Carol Cunradi, Larry Amernick, Dina Beck, Dennis Blazewick, Lydia Brose, Caroline Chamberlain, Betty Finn, Helene Garber, Samuel Gold, Sheldon Koiles, Florence Leffler, Cristofer Lix, Estelle Macy,Lorraine Rosenblatt, Helene Rosov, Matt Ruppel, Michael Steinbaugh, William Steinbaugh, Bernarda Strauss,Karen Weiner, Joanna Weinberg,Connie Weissman, Miriam bat Malka, Yehudah ben Rachel, Yehudah Tsvi ben Tsipora, Miriam Simcha bat Chaya, Sara Ita bas Raizel Bella, Aviya bat Sara v Avraham, Shmuel ben Zipora , and Shmuel ben marsha v micael
Yahrzeits include:Peggy Alper, Moshe Aronstein, Sylvia Ball, Sophie Wollach Bardach, Jules M. Blum, Richard Burdman, Harold Burkhardt, Flora Concus, Adele Eisenberg, Rabbi Chanan Feld, Lawrence Freiberg, Sylvia grandmother, Maria Greenfield, Adolfo Guendelman, Eleanor Jeffrey, Jeffrey Kabatznick, Ernest Keller, Jospeh Kingsley, Max Levine, Esther Lifschitz, Moe Lubin, Doris Rose, Herman L. Schuman, Nathan Schwartz, Isadore Sherman, Deborah Slater, Alan E. Strauss, Ruth Strauss, Harry Vogel, Morris Wollach
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&…