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Shabbos in Vegas and A Mazel Tov

01/02/2020 04:09:29 PM


Rabbi Elie Karfunkel


Rifky and I were nervous about going to Vegas let alone for Shabbos.

...O.K., truth be told, only one of us were nervous. I guess I'm just too much of a traditionalist!

Shabbos in Vegas with Chai Lifeline was amazing!! To share a Shabbos with other runners, with the amazing Chai Lifeline staff, and with the families that have been touched by the magical work of Chai Lifeline was truly a spiritual experience.

Yes it was weird to walk through a casino on Shabbos en route to our hotel rooms, and I guess it might not be appropriate to choose which Haftarah to read via spinning a roulette table, but all in all, Shabbos was Shabbos and the chulent was the chulent.

The race was gruelling and I was slower than my last run, but that's what you get when you don't prepare enough. Next year, I hope that many of you will join me, and help Chai Lifeline in the process.

On another note, we wish a huge MAZEL TOV to our very own Devorah Baker - our event coordinator - on her recent engagement!! She has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that things run smoothly. May her and her family celebrate many more simchas!

Good Shabbos, Stay Jewish, Be Jewish, Live Jewish,

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