As events at home and abroad, including the court cases that are making headlines, the attack in Wisconsin and the murder of Eli Kay z”l in Jerusalem, continue to make our hearts heavy, let us be be like Hagar this Thanksgiving. We read about Hagar on Rosh HaShanah. She is the woman who, with God’s help, finds the strength in the midst of her despair, to lift her head up and discover a well of water that nourishes her and her son, Ishmael.  May your Thanksgiving table be your well. May it be a place where you connect to some of the blessings that lift your mind, body and soul. When you feel the lift, take the time to give thanks!
Cantor Debbie and I hope you enjoy the video above that we shared with the Plantation community at our city’s interfaith Thanksgiving service. It features Psalm 150 which repeats the Hebrew word Halleluyah over and over again. Halleluyah means give thanks to God and the Psalm mentions all the various instruments that were used by our ancestors to express this thanks. Sing along with us and add your voice as we give thanks. You can find the words to Psalm 150 here. May you have many reasons to say Halleluyah tomorrow and every single day. 
Both Cantor Debbie and me, along with Rabbi Cheryl, Harold and our families wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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