FW: LIVE,LAUGH,LOVE AND BE HAPPY
FW: LIVE,LAUGH,LOVE AND BE HAPPYAll,
The piece below came from a good friend of ours in Atlanta, Joel Friedman. Not that we haven’t done things we are ashamed of but . . .
We wish you a Happy New Year!
Toni and Len
LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE AND BE HAPPY!
This week, Jews began their 5770 th year on this
earth! Who would have believed this possible? If anyone
had told Abraham that his people would be
around this long he probably would have been astounded.
Imagine, we did this without beheading anyone,
without a single suicide bomber, without kidnapping and
murdering school children, without slaughtering
Olympic athletes, and without flying airplanes into
We lasted this long despite 400 years as slaves
in Egypt, 40 years of wandering in the desert.
The mighty Roman army who nailed
us to ten thousand crosses; despite the best
efforts of fervent Crusaders, the Spanish
Inquisition, Hitler's third Reich, Stalin's gulags,
Arab wars of annihilation and 100 years
of hateful terrorism, hundreds of hate-filled UN
How did we Jews do it? We survived by concentrating our
efforts on education, love of
family, faith, hard work, helping
one another and a passionate dedication to
life no matter what evil befell us.
We hung in there in hope the rest of the world would
one day overcome its hatreds, jealousies,
violence and join us in a life of cooperation
and mutual respect. We're not there yet,
but we're still hopeful.
And when so many of us enter our places of
worship, this is what we'll pray for with
all the strength in our hearts.
Best wishes for a New Year filled with good
health, happiness, laughter, success,
joy, and kindness and may this coming
year bring peace and security
to Israel, to the Jewish
communities in the Diaspora and to our
5770 .... and counting.
Our very best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone!
J & D
The Roscoe Rebels
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Hi, Toni,I'm sorry I forgot about your open house. It was in my calendar, but I left itin my office on Friday.Larry