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Friday, August 7, 2020

A Moment in Time: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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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.

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Dear all,
I was recently in an underground hot spring with tunnels leading in various directions. It was pretty dark, and it wasn’t always intuitive which way to go. But one passageway led to an opening bathed in light. I was drawn to it, and soon I found myself embraced by the sun.
There are times in life when we just don’t know which way to turn, and it’s easy to become disoriented.
What do we do? We find the small rays of light and head toward them.
The light could be a friend.
The light could be music.
The light could be a smile.
The light could be a cherished memory.
The light could be our community.
The light could be a prayer.
And keep in mind: the light will come – and it will go. So we seek it out again, even for just a moment in time, because that light at the end of the tunnel becomes the beginning of tomorrow.
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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