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A Holiday for Second Chances - Pesach Sheni and Parashat Emor (c)

A Holiday For Second Chances - Pesach Sheni and Parashat Emor (c) Rabbi David Baum, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh  May 21, 2016/13th of Iyyar 5776
I recently had a conversation with a woman who was lamenting to me about her career.  Her travel schedule is grueling, and her work leaves her unfulfilled.  It turns out we went to the same college, and she was a reporter for the local newscast.  That's what she wanted to be – a reporter, but you know what, life happened, and she got into a profession that paid a lot more, but something's missing.  She doesn't feel like she is the person she is meant to be. 
I said, why not change your career?  Her answer:  “Well, it's too late for me, I'm too old.”  She's 31 years old.  There is something called the window of opportunity that we all know about – a window is open for a short time, and after it's closed, it remains closed.  
Who in here has had a time in their life when they felt that their window of opportunity has clos…