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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

11/01/2023 02:47:00 PM

Nov1

Rabbi Daniel Sherman

We continue to watch the news from Israel.  We pray for the urgent release of all of those taken hostage from Israel.  We hope and pray for an end to the conflict and that Israelis may once again go to sleep at night without fear of attacks.  We mourn the awful loss of life.  We hope and pray for an end of the violence – and that all those innocent civilians in Israel and Gaza will be safe and healed from injury.

            All of us are struggling with the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the country and world.  Please know that we take safety and security very seriously here at Temple and throughout the Jewish community here in Greater New Orleans. 

Last week was particularly difficult with the protest and violence that followed at the rally next to the campuses of Tulane and Loyola.  We know that this has been an incredibly difficult time to be Jewish on college campuses: locally here in New Orleans and throughout the country.  We know that many students have feared for their safety.  We want all of our students to know that we, Temple Sinai, are here for them.  If you know of someone, whether a college student or anyone from our community, who could use some outreach – please let me know.

            We will continue offering special prayers for Israel and for peace at our Shabbat Services.  May God grant strength to our people – and may God bless all of Israel with peace.

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