Last week, some 1,600 Jewish Baltimoreans gathered to hear what is at stake. I was proud to count myself among them.
But what about the timing here? We are just a few days away from a far more decisive "vote" which will be taking place in the heavenly "congress", presided over by the ultimate Leader, on Rosh Hashanah and through Yom Kippur. That is when history will really be made!
It occurred to me that all the PR materials that were distributed for the recent rally in Baltimore apply to the real vote as well.
May all our prayers be answered with revealed good and sweetness. Or, as my dear friend Shoshana so aptly put it: May the sweetness of the new year be abundant and apparent.
To conclude on a lighter note, let us "take action" to thank Hashem for all His kindness in the past year. Everyone has something to be very grateful for. In our humble household, the most obvious blessing of the year was the addition of the lovely Rachel to our family and, thus, to our annual family photo. Our warmest wishes to you and yours for a Shabbat Shalom followed by every blessing in the new year and beyond.
|Simcha, Yoel, Yours Truly, Rachel, Berel, Bill, Shani and Z'ev|