Rediscovering Love In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death – My Rosh HaShanah 5778/2017 Sermon

A couple of weeks ago, before Hurricane Irma hit, I was standing in a tractor trailer, helping load supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. It was hot out and even hotter inside that trailer. The amount of supplies that needed to be loaded into the trailer was overwhelming. And the supplies kept coming. You kept coming – in your cars, your minivans, your SUV’s – each of them filled with more supplies. I stood in that sweltering truck trying to cram as much as I could into it. Part of me felt the urge to jump out of the trailer and into my car, turn on the AC and just sit there and cool down. But, I looked out at so many of you – coming in droves – and was overcome with love – love for each of you, love for our community, love for the people affected…