October 17, 2019

A Moment in Time: A Time to be Born

Dear all,
At 9:00 a.m. this Wednesday the 4th of Sept. – and of Elul – Maya Ruth entered the world.
At 9:01, just a moment in time later, Eli Noah arrived – two beautiful and, thankfully, healthy souls.
Ron and I (Abba and Daddy) are filled with incredible happiness.
It’s one of life’s greatest gifts to experience the first breath, the first cry, the first sneeze, the first gurgle….
Yes, as all parents know, there will be both simchas (joys) and some occasional tsuris (let’s just say …. “challenges”) in the years ahead.
But today’s moments of joy are moments in time that will last for a lifetime.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro
Temple Akiba of Culver City
and
Ron Galperin
LA City Controller