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The Sisterhood Scoop – January 9th, 2021

Volume 4 Number 2 – January 9th, 2021 – 25 Tevet 5781


Make a Connection

How many times do we say, “I should have called that person, that person looked sad, he looked needy, I could have walked over and smiled, I could have sent a text.”

But we don’t always follow through.

Life is busy.

There is so much to do.

But we find time for the things we care about.  And if you care about people, then you’ll find the time for them, you’ll find the words, you’ll find the heart.

There is so much time in the day, when you’re sitting in the car, in a waiting room, on your couch at home.

Pick up the phone.

Toyou, it’s just a few moments; to the other person, it might change his or her whole day.

-Rabbi Gedaliah Zlotowitz


BOOK CLUB Discussed How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Zoom Meeting Jan. 4 (from top, left to right): Linda Shore, Fran Alper, Terri Schnitzer, Ilene Brooks, Vivian Zarkowsky, Fran Reisler, Margo Tzadok, Linda Luks, Rhonnie Goldfader, Sandy Greenberg, Devy Goldenberg, Faith Waxman, Teree Farbstein

The NHBZ Sisterhood Book Club explored the important and very timely book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” by Bari Weiss, the former op-ed staff editor for The New York Times, who made the case against modern-day anti-Semitism and what we can do.




Contact Terri Schnitzer to join the Book Club.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Book Club discussions:

  • February 22 “Finding Dorothy” by Elizabeth Letts
  • April 26“The Last Kings of Shanghai”by Jonathan Kaufman
  • June 28“People of the Book”by Geraldine Brooks

To join Sisterhood’s Book Club, or, to suggest a book to read, contact Terri Schnitzer.

Drowning in Egypt

Shemos (Exodus 1:18–2:10)

By instructing his people to “let every girl live,” Pharaoh meant that the Jewish girls should be raised as Egyptians. He thus decreed that the boys be killed physically and the girls be killed spiritually. The decree to throw the boys into the Nile also alludes to immersing the Jews in Egyptian culture, for the Egyptians worshipped the Nile as the source of their livelihood and culture.

Egypt is the prototype of all exiles. In all exiles, the ruling culture urges us to raise our children in its ways, promising that this is the path to attain material and social success. As in Egypt, resisting these promises and ensuring that our children grow up cherishing the Torah’s values is what will guarantee their material, social, and spiritual happiness, as well as their freedom from the bonds of exile.

– Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky, www.chabad.org

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: sisterhood@nhbz.org

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