Friday night

27 Apr

Went to Temple Solel tonight. Peace felt again… Greatest sense of peace thus far in my journey of learning and searching.

Rabbi played a you tube video of the Beatles song “When I’m 64” that was also the version from Yellow Submarine. He played it for many reasons, but the one that he spoke about that sticks out most is because 64 years ago this past Thursday Israel celebrated their 64th Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) the eve before was their Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron). He spoke of the current state of Israel, it was enlightening to learn more.

I found myself singing along tonight to some of the music (even in Hebrew) as I was a bit more comfortable and knew a few of the words from hearing them last time.

The closing prayer was one that hit close to home and comforted me in a way that is hard to out into words right now, but the closing prayer was this:

There are stars up above, so far away we only see their light long, long after the star itself is gone. And so it is with people that we loved — their memories keep shining ever brightly though their time with us is done. But the stars that light up the darkest night, these are the lights that guide us. As we live our days, these are the ways we remember.

I go to bed now with a sense of peace. Tomorrow more studying and cuddling with two wonderful pups in a safe place.

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