|Dear Friends and Family,
Education for All
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. These are the brave and brilliant words of Malala Yousafzai, a 16 year old Pakistani girl speaking at the United Nations last week. Malala was shot and critically wounded by a Taliban soldier simply for promoting education for Pakistan girls and all children of the world. Malala’s message is articulate and poignant (an old soul in a young body) and speaks volumes against the cowardly and oppressive actions of the Taliban and other extreme groups who spew hate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtprX8i2k-Q
June 25th = 17th of Tammuz = not a good day for the Jews
I hope you enjoy this Jazzy/Blues education of this Fast Day for Unity that commemorates a destructive time in our history and leads to Tisha B’Av which starts this week (evening of) July 15th.
Enjoy some live music and support the restoration of Detroit’s historic Fort Wayne at our regions first fully philanthropic music festival on July 27th from Noon to Midnight. For more details and ticket info, please check out their website:
The tragic loss of a Florida teen and the acquittal of the perpetrator is sad and disgraceful but there is plenty of blame to share between all those involved especially the State of Florida and their (gun-loving and Stand Your Ground) laws that no Floridian legislator plans to alter.
Our Summer travels continue as we board a cruise to see the mountains and marvels of Alaska, our 49th State (granted Jan. 3, 1959). We keep looking for Russia from our balcony but just can’t seem to see it. We arrived in “The 49th” as the lower 48 started to experience the deadly heat wave. Wishing you hydration and a cool down. Hope all are well. As usual, I have pre-written this week and next week’s email, so no new news will be reported during our travels. Also, I promise photos of the 20 hour sunlight days upon our return.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom,
Bonus video of Google Maps app. ad featuring our beloved Motor City: