A Time for Reflection

Being swamped daily with negative news from various areas of this world, I felt like it was time to take a deep breath and inhale some language that heals.

Last week, Rabbi Amy Levin of Congregation Beth Shalom shared with us a meditation from Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins’ book “Rosh Hashanah Readings.” The reading included comments made by Maya Angelou during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Angelou’s 70’th birthday. I was particularly inspired by this:

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

This is only one of many wonderful quotes from Rabbi Elkins’ book and the interview with Oprah. They are full of lessons from life which I find inspiring and healing. I highly recommend them to you.


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