The class ran a little behind schedule, so I couldn't stay long. I did LOVE the topic at hand, about philanthropy and how jews rank in the world. I didn't know that about our rich history, and after hearing steve discuss, it made a lot of sense.
Holocaust Stories- Mel Federbush
First hand stories and details about concentration experiences, and work camps. I was intrigued that it was Mel's son asking the questions, and was interesting that he never shared these memories with him. I am not a huge podcast person, but I would listen to another episode if it offered different stories than Mel. In regards to my experience, I appreciate the education, as I don't know too much about WW2
Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Cha-nu-kah.
I know the blessing on the menorah seems easy, but it's actually the only tradition my family upheld growing up, consistently. I have images from when my siblings and I were children lighting and reciting this prayer. One of the few I have memorized. Clearly, its only done 8 evenings a year.
I donated to the Society of preservation of Israeli historical sites. My logic was I am taking advantage of these sites in a few months, and want the same opportunity for others when they have the chance.
Spoke with Jacob, listed options but thinks I should visit Israel in this program first, and consider options after if I enjoy experience!
I had a scheduled call last Wednesday morning, but the rabbi missed the appointment. Instead, I caught up with Rabbi Avrohom Gurary from University at Buffalo. He and I speak in May of every year, and have a special bond. I think he knew I didn't grow up in a religious home, and enjoyed challenging me, and eventually I attended a class of his in my senior year of university. When speaking, I asked how he remembers to reach out every year at that time, he simply said, that he cares about all of his students and challenging times in their lives. He had a profound impact in my life, and I was glad i decided to reach out last week.
Asher's story is tough for me. I lost 1 immediate family member at a very young age, which doesn't compare to his loss. I'd say what stuck out, is he doesn't have a single image of his family, that really sinks in. I myself have a half dozen images around the house of my family. When he found his brother at a camp, and they barely recognized each other, that was tough as well.
Watched Schindlers list 3 weeks ago in its entirety. It was extremely difficult to watch, but I am very pleased that I did. I never found myself bragging about my religion, and losing my life for my religion is still something I have a difficult time grasping. That being said, the faith and how proud these jewish people were, is amazing. It makes me feel bad that only 60 years ago, people were willing to fight to practice their religion. I have a new found respect for our history and jewdaism.
discussed my torah topic, and how it holds up to present day
As a medical device sales rep, specifically robotics, I am always looking at young intuitive technology. They are creating the industry standards in robotic spinal surgery. They also have an application to assist with neuro surgery.
This means salvation. Proud to have the name, and was given to me by my father. יהושע
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