Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

Shabbat Vayera 5781

Last week, I suggested that election cycles begin the moment the last election ends. Well, this year we are getting an extended election. As I write this message, several races, including that for President, have yet to be decided while votes are still counted. One wonders if the election will continue to be litigated even after winners are declared.
 
With this strange reality in mind, I chose a certain phrase from this week’s Torah portion for deeper investigation in my dvar Torah Shabbat morning. For some hints at what verse I mean, here are some musical clues:
 
 
 
And yes, in this tense election season, Tom Petty was correct.
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always good health 
 
Rabbi David Wise