The Sisterhood Scoop July 2018
NHBZ Sisterhood presents the 3rd Annual
Dine ‘n’ Style
Luncheon & Fashion Show
Sunday, August 19 – 11:30 a.m.
Falling for Fashion featuring:
Fall/Winter 2018 Fashions from Orli’s Boutique, Luncheon, and, of course, Shopping!
For more information call Debbie Sher.
NEXT SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 pm
Sisterhood’s NEW Book Club is Up and Running!
Critics agree: Sisterhood’s BOOK CLUB is a hit! The next book selection is: Eternal Life by award-winning novelist Dara Horn. Described as “a gripping, hilarious, and moving psychological novel, that celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.”
Discussion of Eternal Life will be Monday, August 27, 7:15-8:45pm at Mansions on the Plaza, 8300 Delmar hosted by Chana Lowenstein FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org or Chana at 314-274-8718 ~ email@example.com
Understanding Tisha B’Av Mourning What is Missing
Tisha B’Av is not about the destruction of a building, but about the exile of a people from their homeland, an estrangement of a nation from G‑d, and a separation of the spiritual from the physical. Each one of us has individual struggles and all of us await redemption from them, and the day when Tisha B’Av will no longer be a day of mourning, but a day of celebration. Why do the Jewish people continue to mourn and weep year after year? Mourning a death is very different than mourning something or someone that is missing. Even if a person is missing and presumed dead, the search for that person is never forgotten. Until there is closure, we cannot begin to move on. Tisha B’Av shows us that we are not mourning a death, we are mourning what is missing. The Temples were destroyed, but not forever. Until the Third Temple is rebuilt Tisha B’Av is the reminder of what we have temporarily lost. This is why one of the questions that will be asked by the Heavenly Court after a person dies is “Did you expect (wait for) the Redemption?” Some say that the word used by the sages is “to expect” (tzepita) or “wait for.” It doesn’t use “hope for” or “want,” but a word which describes a looking out for – with certainty. This is like a family with a missing child. Years may have gone by, but that family waits every single day for a phone call that their child has been found. Every day they grieve that the child is missing, yet simultaneously, every day they pray and hope. This is the crying and mourning we do on Tisha B’Av. For as hard as it is to live without our Temple and to be in exile, we wait every single day for it to be returned to us and pray that immediately we will be redeemed.
- excerpted from Elana Mizrahi at www.chabad.org
For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org