Would you like to hear the voice of an angel? Here's Shulem Lemmer with the Shira Choir singing "Avinu Malkenu," a prayer we say twice daily during the ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is an exquisite rendition that I'm delighted to share with you; enjoy it and have a lovely new week!
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My cherished friend Nachum Kligman from Ramat Beit Shemesh sent me the following beautiful thoughts that a very special anonymous person wrote:
Hashem doesn't have a Blackberry or an iPhone, but He is my favorite contact.
He doesn't have Facebook, but He is my best friend.
He doesn't have Twitter, but I follow Him nonetheless.
He doesn't have internet, but I am connected to Him.
And even though He has a massive communication system, His customer service never puts me on hold!
And here are a few Lazer additions:
And even though He doesn't have a medical degree, He's the best doctor in the world.
And even though He is King of Kings with billions of servants, He is never too busy to grant me a private audience with Him, wherever and whenever I want.
And even though He doesn't have a PhD in clinical psychology, He understands exactly how I feel and always knows how to encourage me.
And even though He doesn't have a degree in fine arts, His creations are works of art that no master artist can duplicate.
My goodness, we love you so much, Hashem!
Some people have average or below average aptitudes and abilities, but they surpass others by far. What's their secret? They never give up. This vital message is put beautifully to song by our dear friend, Chassidic rapper and hiphop artist Isaac Miracles from Montreal. I'm sure you'll enjoy this as much as I do - have a lovely Shabbat and never give up!
Iron Dome, Dedicated to Rabbi Lazer Brody
Better than an Iron Dome
is protection by G-d's Hand
it is our own debauchery
that lets the missiles land
When allow defamation of Mount
and aliens in David's tomb
then harsh decrees come down
and fill our hearts with gloom
With lives full of holiness
and honoring the Sabbath day
the letters act as shields
when words of prayer we say
Thank you so much, Dr. Harry, and blessings for your good health!
This coming Saturday Night and Sunday are Shavuot, our national birthday. Happy Birthday, Jewish People!
When I was a little boy in inner-city Washington, DC, we lived in a small apartment on top of my father's grocery store on Independence Avenu SE, twelve blocks from the Capital. We had a really nice African-American mailman who used to deliver the mail to us every day. I don't remember his name, but he had a smile like Louie Armstrong. I loved to greet him and talk to him. He would pinch my then-chubby cheeks and say, "Child, I ain't gonna be totin' mail all my life. Someday, I'm gonna be rich. Maybe I'll buy the White House. Meantime, I keep on dreamin' and I keep on truckin'!"
I'll never forget those words of wisdom. You keep on dreaming and in the meanwhile, you keep on plugging away. Every major accomplishment began with taking the first step to fulfill a dream.