There will not be a Hadassah meeting in August.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 6 at 10:00. Please contact Jack Schoer if you cannot attend.
“They have eyes but do not see!” (Psalm 115: 5) Dear Friends,
Some years ago our friend and former Pastor of Morningside, Kirk Neely, shared the fact that he is colorblind. (He has shared that freely with many!) It is quite amazing that this has not impeded him from creating some very impressive folk-art works. He shares as well the fact that he was once invited to join the ROTC because his colorblindness would be an asset in the surveillance of objects from the air. That reality does not strain credulity as the late Oliver Sack’s indicated through his book The Island of the Colorblind. The inhabitants of a faraway Asian island apparently discerned textures and shades better than those who see colors.
To wit, there has been a scientific breakthrough recently in which special glasses has enabled colorblind folks to actually see normal colors. Some were seen weeping when first using the glasses and seeing the colorful world for the first time. How is your world looking this summer? Do you see the upside of things that are on the surface negative. Not so easy. We Jews because of our intellectual prowess tend to be a might too critical.
I have been thinking about these realities of late, especially when a full eclipse is due this late August in our neck of the woods. (Do use those special glasses!) What is it that eclipses your view of this world as a gift from God?
Some random July thoughts on a very hot Friday morning! Hoping you keep cool!
Yossi Liebowitz, Rabbi
The Rabbi will be visiting New Life Deliverance Worship Center this Sunday for services at 10:00 am. Dr. Rev. Bunty has been very generous to our congregation and to continue that good will, we plan this visit. If you are interested in coming along, email the Rabbi at email@example.com. We will leave the temple at 9:00.
Friday night service is a Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 followed by dinner out at New China on East Main Street.
RSVP for the Saturday morning service at 9:30 followed by brunch served in honor of Rabbi Liebowitz’s 65th birthday.
Hope to see you for both events!
This Friday evening, June 23, Shabbat service will be at 5:30 with dinner to follow at Bangkok Thai Restaurant on East Main Street. Hope to see you!
This Friday, June 9, at 6:00 pm the Rabbi will be making lasagna dinner with lasagna, salad, and other fixings. Please RSVP to the temple office. Look forward to seeing you all there!