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A Moment in Time: Today you are a Descendant. One day, you will be an Ancestor.

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December 15, 2016

Dear all,

Last week, my father-in-law, Rabbi Levi Galperin, gifted me a small, five volume Tanach/ Bible that he had received when he became a Bar Mitzvah in Romania in 1934.  As I opened the pages, I closed my eyes and envisioned the Holocaust, the Birth of Israel, and many other milestones – all part of Levi's journey.

But even more – I also felt the conversations of tomorrow. 

You see, I realized that it's not enough to take pride in those who came before me.  I need to go a step further:

What will I do in this moment in time so that in 80 years, 150 years, 500 years, someone will have a deeper sense of Judaism?

Today we are descendants.  One day we will be ancestors!  So let's go out and make a difference.

With love and shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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