Been a while since I've posted. Things have been nigh unto insane here and abouts, lots of work stuff and, fortunately, a reasonable amount of not-work stuff.
I wanted to wish a Mazel Tov to our friend +Aaron Wolf
and his wife Annie, who have welcomed Shira Peninah into the world! Their new baby daughter was named at the synagogue today. May she have a full, rich, healthy, happy life, full of Torah, chupah (marriage - when the time comes), and ma'asim tovim (acts of goodness).
I also wanted to take a moment and say something in memory of my late sister Gail, whose yahrtzeit (anniversary of her passing) is today. I had an odd relationship with my sister; she was the middle child and I was the youngest (and only son) - so I was kind of the golden child. We had our differences. It was only toward the end of her life that she came into her own - she became a staunch advocate for people with physical and mental challenges. She had no formal training in this, but she had sympathy and experience of her own, and a strong will. I regret that I didn't have much of a relationship with her during this time - I would have liked to know her better. And then she became ill with cancer. Toward the end we had some time together, and I'm grateful for that. May her neshama
have an aliyah
(may her soul be called upward in Heaven) and may she rest in peace.
Funny how these events seem to juxtapose. Birth, death, the circle goes on....
Have a wonderful day!