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From Rabbi David

A playground under construction...

A flood in 75% of the building...

It has felt like we're living through our own plagues.

Tuesday morning at t'fillah, though, I was reminded about how lucky we are. We have these beautiful children, supportive parents and the hardest working teachers in any school. We are so lucky!

It can be hard to see the light when there is darkness; hard to see the blessing when you are under the pressure of stress and strife. And yet, in this week's parsha we are reminded that there is light even in the densest darkness:

לֹֽא־רָא֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ אֶת־אָחִ֗יו וְלֹא־קָ֛מוּ אִ֥ישׁ מִתַּחְתָּ֖יו שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֑ים וּֽלְכל־בְּנֵ֧י יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל הָ֥יָה א֖וֹר בְּמוֹשְׁבֹתָֽם׃
People could not see one another, and for three days no one could move about; but all the Israelites enjoyed light in their dwellings.

We all know this. We can be having the worst day and then get a hug from our child and all the pain and trouble just melts away. Thank you for helping us find blessing even when in the midst of a plague. We are truly blessed.

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