Nusach Hari / Israel Program During Chanukah

Summary of Nusach Hari / Israel Program During Chanukah, Nusach Hari and Musar Avicha Shul (in Ma’ale Adumim, Israel) met for another enlightening Zoom program. We had the opportunity to engage with our Israeli Zoom pals on the topic of “Who is a Hero”. The comments were inspiring and interesting.

The individual people that were depicted heroes were very diverse in their life’s purpose and were ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Holocaust Survivors like Victor Frankl who wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning” and St. Louis Holocaust survivors like Rachel Miller were mentioned as heroes.

Educators were perceived as heroes; Rabbi Greenwald of Aish HaTorah St. Louis was mentioned for helping Jews feel a spiritual awakening and connection to Judaism. In addition, many of the participants had family members described as heroic for taking a moral stand in difficult circumstances or for actions like starting a Kibbutz in Israel.

Volunteers from Zaka were mentioned as heroes for doing holy work and ensuring proper burials. In addition, the medical personnel on the front lines helping patients with covid cases are special heroes.

This was such an enlightening program and gave insight into the many ways human beings can make a difference in the world. We can all find our life purpose and become heroes through positive action.

This was a terrific program!

Devy Goldenberg

Musar Avicha, Ma’ale Adumim, Israel