I want to begin by speaking about something that I probably shouldn’t be talking about today:food.
Before we go on, have you ever wondered, why do we fast on this day?I know that in the past, I have told you that it is to raise us to another level so that we can focus on atoneing for our sins, but it’s mid day, and I’m sure that some of you are more focused on the bagels and locks that you’ll be eating tonight than being angels!
After many years, I’ve realized something – maybe we fast today, so we are forced to think about food.
I’ll tell you how I got to this idea – it was from an experience I had in Washington DC.
When I was 21, I led a trip with our Ramah group of 15 year olds from Ramah Darom to our nation’s capital, DC, with a program called Panin al Panim – face to face.On the first night of the, the organizers brought a homeless woman come to tell them her story.It was a touching story, the woman was abused by her h…