RealTime January 2008
In this season, primaries and playoffs dominate the media, captivating people’s attention and passion. There are winners and losers for each and every one of these contests.
Isn’t it amazing how wrapped up some of us get, how much emotion we expend, as we root for our guys” to win? My beloved San Francisco 49ers haven’t been in the hunt for a playoff birth for a very long time, but I am still rooting, for them, still a fan, still energetic in cheering for and/or defending my team.
We so identify with our team that when the game ends, it is as though we ourselves experience “the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.” I admit that I can be downright mopey when “my team” loses, even if it’s the first time I’ve ever rooted for them.
When it comes to politics the stakes are higher, but there are parallels to “the game.”
This month’s Jewish holiday is Tu B’shvat. Sometimes thought of as Israel’s Arbor Day,” it is a minor holiday, not commanded in the Bible, but not without spiritual significance. To learn more about the holiday and to access related recipes for fruit fritters and compote, click here
This year (2008), Martin Luther King Day falls on January 21. What has that got to do with Jewish people? Click here to find out.
It is a joy to announce that on January 5, 2008, Rebekah Wertheim and Toby Weiss were wed. Rebekah’s parents, Steve and Janie-sue, have figured prominently in our ministry almost since the beginning, and Rebekah has also involved herself in our ministry. Toby...
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