Sunday, August 13, 1961, the city of Berlin awoke to discover that a barbed wire fence was strung up during the night, dividing East Berlin from West Berlin. First, only barbed wire and guards prevented people from entering or leaving Soviet-controlled East Berlin. Next came cement walls with guard towers, razor wire, dogs, and guns. Slowly, bit by bit the separation completed. A city, once united was separated.
Rabbi Geri Newburge warmly welcomes the Philadelphia Interfaith Visionary Women’s Council for the final session of 2017’s interfaith experiences. We gather in the Mainline Reform Temple, Beth Elohim, located in Wynnewood, just outside of Philadelphia. On this Sunday, we will learn about Shabbat, or the Jewish Sabbath.
“Every word must end in God, every breath must end in Him. Man’s entire life must reach God; that is his true prayer. That is the culmination of the prayer of the Sufi. One who attains the clarity of perfect faith is called a Sufi.” ~M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Speak truth, work hard, live an honest life, and share earnings with those in need.- From the Sikh Rehat Maryada, the Sikh code of conduct
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
“It is helpful to have new people at a Seder. It reminds us to explain things and to be more thoughtful in what we are doing.” ~Natalie Katz, my hostess for Passover Seder