Radical Kindness – Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs’ Kol Nidre Sermon 5778/2017

At almost two months old, Abigail had plenty to say and no time for sleep. On this day in particular, she had been awake and screaming since 5 and by 7:30 in the morning, I had already experienced more than I felt I could tolerate for the day. So, at precisely 7:30, I completed the handover and Andrew began walking the well worn path in the carpet  – around and around the house.  At this time, we lived in a house high on top of a hill over the Hudson River in New York – overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge. We would walk back and forth, back and forth in front of that window – pointing out boats, traffic and anything else we could find all in an attempt to quiet the ever cranky child. I went to lie down and was interrupted at about 8:35am when Andrew yelled for…