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I dedicate this morning's Siyyum to the memory of my precious Savta, Kuneh bat Avraham Ya'akov veNechama z"l. May her memory be forever a blessing.
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The story is told about Franz Kafka that the last time he visited Berlin, he chanced upon a little girl in a park awash in tears. When he inquired as to the reason for her distress, she sobbed that she had lost her doll. Compassionately, Kafka countered that not to be the case. The doll had merely gone on a trip and, in fact, Kafka met her as she was about to leave. He promised that if the little girl would return to the park the next day, he would bring her a letter from her doll. And so Kafka did for several weeks, arriving each morning at the park with a letter for his new friend.
As his tuberculosis worsened, Kafka decided to return to Prague where he would soon die at age 41, but not before buying the girl another doll. Along with the doll came a letter in which Kafka insisted that this was the doll that belonged to his friend. Admittedly, she looked different, but then on her long trip the doll had seen many remarkable sights and gone through many searing experiences. Life had changed her appearance.
Jack Wertheimer, ed., The Uses of Tradition, p. 279
Quoted by Rabbi Ismar Schorsch on MyJewishLearning.com, https://www.myjewishlearning.com/.../transformative-power/
Feb 10, 2022
This amazing and wide-ranging conversation touched on: the American #GunViolence Epidemic, Whoopie Goldberg, the tension/synthesis of Social Justice & Torah, Conservative (Denominational) Judaism, the depths of our Zionism, Pizmon: Jewish A Cappella, and the joy of building Jewish life here, there, and everywhere!
What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday in which people ask for forgiveness. It's marked by fasting and abstaining from things that give pleasure and comfort. Yet, "Yom Kippur is the happiest day on the calendar," said Rabbi Menachem Creditor. "It's a day where I get to start again. I get to be forgiven," he told InsideEdition.com. Rabbi Creditor urges people to "think of someone that you know whose feelings you might've hurt even accidentally, and take the moment and go apologize." #InsideEdition
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