Hope all is well.
Thanks to all who sent happy birthday wishes!
… People say that no one listens to Rabbis these days?
It’s not true!
I requested “no presents”?
And everyone listened!
Actually, some did send what they described as a present.
They had taken small Jewish steps as a result of the Torah Minutes.
And thought it I would appreciate their sharing it with me.
They made my day!
… Last week I wrote about the CTN Torah Minute Tech-Free Shabbat.
How it was one of U.S. News and World Report’s “Fifty Ways to Improve Your Life”.
“Give Each Week a Tech-Free Day”.
Someone mentioned that they hadn’t seen it.
It may have been too close to the holiday break.
And some people were very busy catching up with their e-mails and voice mail messages!
Too busy to consider a high tech break!
… So here’s a chance to send me a “never too late” birthday present.
Please give thought to the words of U.S. News.
“Take out the earplugs and plug into the world”…
It wasn’t a protest against technology itself. But against the way we use it today…
That we take charge of technology before it takes charge of us….
And take the plunge for this Shabbat.
Connect yourself to thousands of years of Jewish tradition.
To the world around you. To family and friends. To G-d.
And to yourself!
Click on one of the following tech-free options. And send me an e-mail. (Before Shabbat!)
This Shabbat I will:
Shut my email@example.com
It will be a present for me.
And for you!
All the best,
P.S. If your Shabbat is already tech-free? Try to make it more meaning-full!