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November 16, 2012
Vol. 54 No. 10

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Rabbi's Writeup

"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Your name, O Most High." --Psalm 92:2

Thanksgiving fast approaches, and we are all looking forward to the much needed rest and relaxation. Some will spend time with their families; some will spend time with friends. Many will sleep in, and most will eat well. It is not hard to give thanks with conditions like this. We have set up this time of year to make it easy for ourselves to feel our daily blessings.

Giving thanks is not so easy for everyone. As you are reading this, people still live without power and basic necessities in New York and New Jersey. Elderly men and women are separated from their families. Children play in the mud-streaked streets and huddle around campfires. As you are reading this, a war is breaking out in Gaza and Israel. Hamas and the Israeli army are showering militants and civilians alike with rockets. Normal life has come to a halt. Families are forced to sleep in bomb shelters.

Just take a moment to appreciate how truly blessed you are. And take a moment to think of how to share your blessings with others.

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