March 29, 2020

A Moment in Time: Getting Back on Track

Dear all,
When I drove by an old railroad crossing about a week and a half ago, I was so moved by the imagery that I captured this photo. I then looked at my calendar and realized that it was the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year).
Layers of meaning fell into place. After all, during Elul, we take stock of our journey in life.
Where are we today compared to one year ago?
Have we reached goals we set for ourselves?
When we fell short, how did we push on?
Did our soul-print make the world a better place?
We all need check points along the way. Elul is our moment in time to take inventory, get back on track, and create a future with promise.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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