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02/01/20 03:31:41 PM


Rabbi Elie Karfunkel


Monday night, as the snow was carpeting our city and visibility was down to 3 inches, I WhatsApped our Maariv group. Shlomo and I needed 8 more for a Minyan and wondered if there were any crazies out there that would join us. Baruch Hashem we have lots of crazies at our Centre, and we made the Minyan without a problem. I once heard that the Jewish people are compared to salmon. While most fish travel downstream, salmon travel upstream. You can’t always tell if a fish is dead or alive because it just goes with the flow, but the salmon stands out. You can recognize that it is alive because it is going against the stream. How much nachas our humble Minyan gave Hashem that Monday night by behaving like salmon, albeight frozen salmon in our case. Yasher Koach, and may we continue to fight apathy and inertia now and for always. Good Shabbos, Stay Jewish, Live Jewish.

Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780