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Friday, October 12, 2018

Life in The Fast Lane, Pre-Shabbat Message

I must get off the computer quickly. Shabbat is soon, and I have lots to do.

Life is too short to put things off. Especially now that I'm now officially a senior citizen, retired and all, I try to take advantage of opportunities. When my friend and I suddenly discovered that we could just go on the new Jerusalem high speed train to the airport, not only for free, but immediately, we did it.

Everyday we're offered opportunities. We just must notice and take advantage. It's important to see family and friends as frequently as possible. There's no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow.

Let's enjoy the sunshine and the rain.

Sometimes it is hard to put that smile on your face, but since smiles can be contagious, they're worth the effort.

Blessings for a Joyful and Peaceful and Exciting Shabbat and Life


Mr. Cohen said...

When I was a teenager, I visited my grandparents,
who lived in Florida, in a community for retired people.

The people who lived there, and many other people
their age, seemed to be suffering terribly from boredom.

These people had nothing to do, and it was driving them crazy.

With Orthodox Judaism, that problem does not really exist,
because in Orthodox Judaism, you ALWAYS have something
that you need to be doing, and that can save your sanity.

Essay Linking Liberal Jews and Anti-Semitism Sparks a Furor
by Patricia Cohen, Published: 2007 January 31

The American Jewish Committee, an ardent defender
of Israel, is known for speaking out against
anti-Semitism, but this advocacy group has
recently stirred up a bitter and emotional
debate with a new target: liberal Jews.

An essay the committee features on its Web site,
ajc.org, titled “ ‘Progressive’ Jewish Thought
and the New Anti-Semitism,” says a number of Jews,
through their speaking and writing, are feeding
a rise in virulent anti-Semitism by questioning
whether Israel should even exist.

The Devastating Impact of American Non-Jewish Jews
by Isi Leibler, 2018 October 11


Batya Medad said...

Even Orthodox Jews can have too much spare time. Not everyone can escape to a Beit Medrash all day and night. Some people, especially retired, have trouble getting out of the house.

Mr. Cohen said...

The weekly Torah parsha with Targum
and Rashi can be studied at home.

Sefer Tehillim can be recited at home.

Batya Medad said...

Lots of things can be studied at home.