Dear Friends and Family,
“Why can’t we all just get alone?” These were famous words from Rodney King after his brutal attack by California police officers. When will his question be answered? Certainly not in his short lifetime which ended this week at the age of 47. What is the magic spell which will allow us to see eye to eye (as apposed to an eye for an eye) and ultimately bring peace to the world. I’d say a lot less selfishness, stubbornness and closed-mindedness might get us on the right track. Also, a lot more Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) couldn’t hurt.
You’d think we were living in 1912 instead of 2012 with the events that occurred in our Michigan Congress this week. One State Representative, Lisa Brown, said the “V” word (can’t use the full word or my mass email system might protest) and the majority male conservative congressmen blew their share of gasgets. The speaker of the house censured her from speaking, which in essence silenced all of her constituents, which is antithetical to her job as the voice of her community. Lisa got the last laugh, since this ridiculous story led the national headline news and hopefully brought more support to defeat the anti-women’s bill that congress was trying to pass. Michigan citizens, please call Governor Snyder (517) 373-3400) and ask him to veto Bill 5711. And if you want more info, please click here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petition-to-stop-house-bill-no-5711.html
As I am writing this email (Thursday evening) there is the most beautiful rainbow outside my window. Not sure if anyone else in this area saw it. The sky is so stunning tonight.
Also beautiful (for the ears and eyes) is the musical tones of our good friend and homegrown talent, Michael HaPaz. Please enjoy this wonderful video: http://youtu.be/1CI1AkWAz0c
And speaking of music, another talented friend (Steven Miesowicz and his niece have a band called Random Family) will be playing this weekend at the the Detroit River Days Festival on Saturday evening June 23rd 9:30-11:00pm at the Flagstar Bank Stage. For more info on the festival please click here: http://detroitriverfront.org/riverdays/
Wishing you and your loved ones a Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,