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The Solution to Our Fatigue© - Ha’azinu 2019/5780

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The Solution to Our Fatigue© - Ha’azinu 2019/5780 Rabbi David Baum, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
Main Points:There was another anti-Semitic incident on Yom Kippur when a Neo-Nazi tried to kill worshippers at a synagogue in Germany - after a year of violent anti-Semitism, we as a Jewish community are fatigued.We have also had a lot of holidays, and are about to enter another one - what is the solution to our exhaustion?
I want to begin by thanking the Cohen family…for waking me up early the day after Yom Kippur.But seriously, I mean it!For those who don’t know, Madelyn, our bat mitzvah girl, came to Shaarei Kodesh the day after Yom Kippur, Thursday morning, to take her first aliyah at the Torah.After my words today, you will see why I’m grateful that we had the opportunity to wake up early.But I would like to return to the evening post-Yom Kippur.On my way to breakfast, I turned on my phone, and the following email popped up from a local television reporter …