On this Father's Day I give thanks and love to my father, my Aba, as well as recognize my maternal grandmother on this day of her Yahrzeit (anniversary of passing). A Bar Mitzvah boy yesterday really impressed me with his simple but moving words at the end of a celebration, and I look at how government to government peace is at a standstill, but person to person we may have a shot. An Israeli boy's kidneys are giving life to an Israeli and Arab boy and their parents meet for the first time. Last week would have been Anne Frank's 84th birthday, and I share some of her Derech Eretz reflections, coming amazingly from a young girl living in the midst of hell. At the end, I can't believe that a former Israeli Chief Rabbi has called a new Chief Rabbi candidate an "evil" man, who is "dangerous to Judaism, the Torah and the rabbinate." A line is crossed once again in human discourse BY religious people ABOUT religious people, and I must say, I'm not happy.
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Have a great week and keep that Derech Eretz thing going, my friends, Shalom!