Message for the Week from Rabbi Stein

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Rabbi Jay M. Stein on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', מְבָרֵךְ הַשָּׁנִים

Baruch ata Adonai Mivarech HaShanim

Praised are You, Adonai, Who creates the seasons.

Just walk down the street or sit by the water and you will be amazed by the changing colors. It is truly a delight to live in this place at this time of the year. I wonder how people can live in places in which the seasons rarely vary. As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, we can all feel transported. All you must do is stop for a minute to appreciate it and you will feel invigorated.


In this age of growing Anti-Semitism we must strengthen our bonds with our local faith communities.  Please make sure to attend the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Irvington Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening November 26 at 7:30 pm