Image: Gabi and Jojo are hungry. Photo is mine.
Sorry, folks, my back has been out again. Sitting at the computer aggravates it, so I am limited to my smartphone for posts.
Right now there are two poodles bouncing around on the bed, trying to convince me that it is dinner time. They haven’t adjusted to the change from daylight savings time. Weeks have passed but they are still quite sure all their meals are one hour late.
So life goes on. My back is messed up again (I fell off too many horses as a kid) and the dogs are hungry. Some things go right on no matter what’s in the news or how I feel about it.
Torah doesn’t change, either. It’s still my job and yours to be a mensch. That means looking for opportunities to do mitzvot. We should not stand by while someone else bleeds. We should give tzedakah according to our means. We should not attempt to use tzedakah to control the recipients or to benefit ourselves. We should be honest in business, and pay the people who work for us in full and on time.
Those are just a few mitzvot. Go and study – that’s a mitzvah, too.
I wish you a Thanksgiving holiday of peace and gratitude. May we all continue to recognize our blessings despite aches and pains and whatever gets in the way.
15 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Interlude”
Feel better soon, Rabbi. We need your wisdom! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Rabbi! I am grateful for all that you teach me. I hope that you and your family have a sweet Thanksgiving!
Feel better soon and please keep your written words coming. They are a solace to me in this time. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Will do, foodinbooks! I couldn’t quit writing if I tried.
Love your blog, btw!
Thank you! It’s so very mutual!
Grateful for everything you share. Feel better soon!
Thank you! I am feeling better already. Gentle movement and the right drugs are very effective.
Your poodles are real darlings. A warm bath with epson salts works wonders and will help to make you feel better.
Thank you, Dennis – I agree, they are my little sweeties. Epson salts are amazing, no? Old remedies can be quite effective.
Rabbi Ruth, Wishing you a speedy recovery and a Thanksgiving of love and sharing. I am so thankful to have you in my daily reading to inspire me and you will be remembered at my Thanksgiving table. BTW, have you tried one of those over the counter TENS units? It has been a blessing for my back on occasion…just a thought. Shalom!
I’ve been meaning to give one of those a try – you are the first person I’ve heard from who has actually used one. Great idea!
I hope you feel better, Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you, Skies! I hope you have a good Thanksgiving, too.
just now reading through my newsletters, sorry for the difficulties you’ve experienced and hope you’re much better today.
Since Chanukkah is just around the corner, what suggestions for understanding the Maccabee resistance do you have? Thank you, Meredith
Ooo good question, Meredith! I will add it to my list of upcoming topics.