We are grateful for this Shabbat of holiness and rest that comes with it, and we want to acknowledge too that this week, we commemorated Veteran’s Day.

As you might know Veteran’s Day was enacted after the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.  Since 1919, we take pause on that day to remember the lives lost in World War I and in all conflicts, in all lands; by those drafted, enlisted or commissioned into our Armed Forces.

We take pause to give respect and honor to the lives of those who, by their bravery and sacrifice, are champions for freedom and democracy in our country and abroad.

We take pause and say thank you to those who have served and their families who continue to serve our nation’s interest of peace and freedom.

We take pause and wish each of you and those you love a Shabbat of peace and of love. We thank you.

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