Sunday, September 20, 2009

“our side of the family”

A little girl asked her mother before her bat mitzvah:
“How did the human race appear?”
The mother answered: “G-d made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so was all mankind made.”
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.
The father answered: “Many years ago there were monkeys from which, after millions of years, the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mother and said: “Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by G-d, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered: “Well, Dear, it is very simple. I was talking about my side of the family, while your father was describing his side of the family.”
Today, on Rosh Hashanah, we pay tribute to “our side of the family” – the great idea of Judaism that each of us, and all of humanity, was conceived in love by G-d who wants us to be happy, successful and maximize our G-d given potentials in life. We are thrilled that each and every one of you has joined us this Rosh Hashanah. Please know that this is your HOME.
There is nothing more exciting for parents when children who were gone for a year return home. There is nothing more exciting for our Father in Heaven than when His child returns home. So welcome and Shanah Tovah!

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