Our country, let alone our world at large, desperately needs opportunities to experience spiritual and intellectual restoration. One of the most impactful ways to unite and heal collectively is through classroom and experiential learning.
This Sunday afternoon, we have the opportunity to study and participate together at the 2016 Global Day of Jewish Learning, which is being held locally at Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich. This year’s program shall focus on and celebrate the environment, the earth, and its creations. An impressive array of instructors shall facilitate erudite, fun, and interactive sessions for both adults and children (including PJ Library programming). How fitting that an afternoon dedicated to the Jewish study of nature and our ecosystems will be held on the Sunday afternoon prior to the most lovely secular family holiday of the year–Thanksgiving.
As Rabbi Hillel stated, “Do not say, ‘when I have leisure I shall study,’ perhaps you will never have leisure.” So please give yourselves the opportunity to experience some leisure this Sunday afternoon. Besides, the Patriots game on Sunday does not commence until 4:25pm, after the terrific Global Day of Jewish Learning has concluded. I myself could not think of a better double header to experience.
Shabbat Shalom, a joyous, bountiful Thanksgiving, and all my best wishes,