Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom
Torah Reading: Bereishit 25:19 - 26:22 (pg. 146)
Haftarah 1 Samuel 20:18 - 42 (p.1216)
Rabbi Aaron Alexander
Kiddush is sponsored by Kiddush is sponsored in honor of our Scholar in Residence Rabbi Alexander by the Adult Ed Committee.
Refuah Shleima: A complete healing to Pat Goldman, 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 bat Raizel Bella, Aviya bat Sara v' Avraham, Shmuel ben Zipora , and Shmuel ben marsha v michael
Yahrzeits include:Mary Ann Freiberg, Pauline V. Friedman, Robert Glickler, Norman Kramer, Doris Rice Kudisch, Pauline Kunofsky, Philip Magorian, Joseph Papo, James Dale Pittenger, Robert Reisman, Samuel Samuels, Sam Schoenfeld, Harvey Senturia, Shalva Sorani, Sadie Weinstein
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&…