May 5

I had another highlight last night. I spoke at a Synagogue in Sarasota as the voice of our Temple's Holocaust Torah. When I finished, a man , from the audience,got up from his seat and said that he was the rabbi Emeritus of the Synagogue in Princeton where I had presented this same Torah to her sister Susice Czechkloslavakia Torah's , he was there that Sunday, and he thanked me for doing that. I was overwhelmed . He thanked me, when , for me, it was one of three high of my entire life. This might be corny, but the three experiences are 1. Being born a Jew.. 2. reading the passage , in Hebrew from the Torah, January 2015, in what would have been the passage that I would have read on my 13th birthday, if my parents had let me go to Hebrew school like I wanted to do. and 3. Carrying the Holocaust Torah to Princeton . It took me many years to reach this point where I can stand before a couple of hundred people and just be comfortable. I have to wonder if it is the Torah that gave me this new strength, or was I just a slow developer and I had to grow into me. I'll have to ponder this some more.

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Ar | Reply 05.05.2016 11:39

You are wonderful and so happy to have you as a friend. Can't wait to see your prof. picture and of course your red hair. Love always

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