Volume 2 Number 32 – August 24, 2019 – 23 Av 5779
Book Club News
The next meeting of the NHBZ Sisterhood Book Club will be Monday, August 26, 7:15-8:45 PM at the home of Fran Alper. The book is: “Lift and Separate: A Novel,” by Marilyn Simon Rothstein. It’s a light, amusing novel about overcoming life’s setbacks. Discussion leader will be Terri Schnitzer.
Looking ahead, the Book Club will discuss “Waking Lions,” by Ayelet Gunnar-Goshen at the October 28 Book Club meeting.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri Schnitzer
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Mark Your Calendars
Save the Date • Save the Date • Save the Date
- Next Book Club book: Lift and Separate: A Novel, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein – Monday, August 26, 7:15-8:45PM
- Craft Central Art Project ’Stained Glass Star of David’ – Wed., Sept. 18, 6:00-8:30PM
- JFedStL Women’s Philanthropy:’L’Chaim!’ w/ Edie Lutnick – Tues, Sept. 24 at 6:15 PM. Join NHBZ Sisterhood at the Ritz-Carlton!
Eikev/Assuming the Blame
Moses was already carrying the two tablets, so he had no need to “grasp” them in order to break them. He grasped them as a gesture of ownership; he wanted to acquire them as his own personal property in order to assume the full blame for breaking them.
[pullquote-right]Moses said to the Jewish people, “When I saw that you had made the Golden Calf,] I grasped the two tablets and hurled them from my two hands, shattering them before your eyes.” Deuteronomy 9:17[/pullquote-right]
We see here Moses’ selfless devotion to the Jewish people. Not only did he break the tablets in order to “destroy the evidence” of the Jewish people’s covenant with G‑d that they had just broken. Not only was he willing to give up his life in order that G‑d forgive the Jewish people. He even took upon himself the blame for breaking the tablets. And let us recall that Moses had absolutely no part in the incident of the Golden Calf – he was not even “guilty” of not trying to prevent it, since he was not present when it took place!
Moses’ example is a lesson for all of us, for we are all leaders. We all are responsible for each other – whether in the circle of the family, of our friends, of our associates, of the Jewish people, or of all humanity. We should be ready and willing to give up whatever necessary – our resources, our reputations, even our lives – in order to ensure the survival of the Jewish people and the furtherance of our Divine mission to transform the world into G‑d’s true home.
– from the Lubavitcher Rebbe; Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky
Women’s Philanthropy St. Louis Jewish Federation presents:
Tuesday, September 24
“L’CHAIM! An evening of celebration, community, and giving”
The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis Sisterhood is representing NHBZ in support of Women’s Philanthropy. Register online at: www.jfedstl.org/lchaim2019
Ask to be seated at the NHBZ table.
For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org