January 21, 2019

A Moment in Time: A Moment to Celebrate Mom

Dear all,
When I was eight, Mom was everything.  In my teen years, she didn’t know as much.  But in my adult year, she gained a lot of wisdom!
Truth is, mom has always been everything. As much wisdom as I have gained from pages of Jewish writings, I have learned even more from her gentle smile, her enormous heart, and her sense of justice.  So often we take for granted what a parent devotes in order to enable a child to navigate the world.
And so, as we celebrate the incredible women in our lives this weekend, we take a moment in time to offer thanks, share our gratitude, and allow these matriarchs to know how much they have changed our lives.
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

Photo taken by Jeremy Gimbel

A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives.  We have an opportunity to harness “a moment in time,” allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted.  This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life’s blessings.  All it takes is a moment in time.
Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA.