Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Short Subjects: “A Day of Goodness and Kindness”

I don’t know why I was so surprised yesterday to realize that one of my core beliefs, and, indeed, the main reason I write this blog, was shared by the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, one of the most influential and charismatic Jewish leaders of modern times. June 22, 2012 marked the 18th anniversary of Rabbi Schneerson's passing. Connecticut joined Jewish communities around the world in proclaiming Friday a “Day of Goodness and Kindness” in the Rebbe’s honor.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued a proclamation which reads in part, “A central tenet of the Rebbe’s message is that every single positive act, as minor as it may seem, contributes to a better, more perfect world.” 

You can read more about Rabbi Schneerson’s most interesting life here

Have a great weekend.

Why Saturday Short Subjects? Some readers may recall  being dropped at the movie theater for the Saturday matinee — two action-packed feature films with a series of short subjects (cartoons or short movies, sometimes a serial cliffhanger) sandwiched in between. Often the short subjects were the most memorable, and enjoyable, part of the morning. That explains the name. The reason behind these particular posts is that we are all short on time. My Short Subject posts should not take me as long to write or you as long to read (or try).

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