November 16, 2018

A Moment in Time: A Lasting Impression

Dear all,

I saw this remnant of a mezuzah (a symbol which appears at the doorway of many Jewish homes) a few days ago.  The actual piece had been removed.  But its presence made an impact, both physical and emotional.


I’ve been thinking about it all week.


Whether we realize it or not, our presence makes an impact.  Long after we are gone, our soul-print remains.


What will that impression be?
Will the echo of our lives motivate people toward goodness?
Will our imprint help make the world just a little bit better?


Every thing we do makes a difference.  And so, the moment in time we create today might become the lasting impression we leave for eternity.  What do you want that moment to be?


With love and shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro


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.  He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996.  He was ordained from HUC-JIR – Cincinnati, in 1997.