Shabbat is earlier and earlier

 

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I had so much to say, after mourning my mother in law for a week with my family. The Pittsburgh tragedy was also on my mind, and senseless Jew hatred that unfortunately is carried on from generation to generation.

Friday was phenomenal, so many amazing experiences, and ran home to shower and start Shabbat. I did not have a moment to pour my thoughts into my fingers.

7:45am Drop kids at school

8am Coffee with an amazing friend

9:30am Pilates class where I randomly asked where I can buy boots for my fashion show this weekend, and the host had gorgeous ones that were a perfect fit.

11:30am The most delicious lunch because of all the love and support we received from our community, friends and family this week.

12:30pm Subbing for a Parkinsons focused Boxing and Strength class, they were stronger than me!

2pm Parent/Teacher conferences, all of the kids are loved by their teachers and students and are at the top of their class.

4pm Final private prenatal yoga class

We always face darkness with light,

Celebrating my mother in law this whole week,

Carrying on our Jewish traditions and culture for the whole world to see,

It was a Shabbat Shalom!

Coach Yulia

“And now, if you want to be kind and truthful…” (Gen. 24:49). It’s interesting that the first Jewish wedding to take place needed to be based on two seemingly conflicting attributes: kindness and truth. The Midrash picks up on this and explains that when these two words are used together, it gives us an insight into what real kindness is. Sometimes when we help people, we may subconsciously be thinking about what’s in it for us. However, a true kindness is done purely for the sake of what’s right, without ever expecting anything back in return. One of the ideas the Torah is trying to teach us is that for love and marriage to blossom, spouses need to refine their character and be able to give just for the sake of giving. A marriage where each spouse is worried about what’s in it for themselves is not a marriage; it’s a partnership. If a spouse can give without expecting anything in return, it can create an eternal bond between two souls that can share everything in life and truly become one. The more we can do this, the more love we will find we have for our family, our friends and for God.


Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Jawary

 

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