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Building a Covenantal Community© - Rosh Hashanah, 5770 (2009)

Building a Covenantal Community© Rosh Hashanah, 5770 (2009) Rabbi David Baum It is truly an honor to be back in South Florida after many years of experiences in many different places.When I left South Florida for college, I had just received my first email address on AOL.Before I left South Florida, I did not have a cell phone, although beepers were the craze back then.If someone wanted to get a hold of me, they would call my house phone, write me a paper letter, or come to my house.If I wanted to talk to a friend, I would actually meet them in person. I return to South Florida with six email addresses from AOL, Google, Yahoo, and Hotmail, two Facebook pages, a Twitter account, two blogs, a smart phone where I can manage all my email addresses and social networking pages. I thought about my connectivity and how much it takes to maintain all these ways to connect, and I realized that something was getting lost.It reminded me of a quote from a movie:He’s Just Not That Into You. “I had …