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October 12th, 2017

Sholem aleichem!
Today is the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, 5778.  It is also Sh'mini Atzeret -- a sort of bridge/bonus-day between the week-long festival of Sukkot and the celebration of Simchat Torah, tonight/tomorrow.
Simchat Torah is when we complete the annual reading of the Torah with the death of Moses, and roll right back to the beginning and start again: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.....
And so this coming Shabbat is Shabbat B'reishit, the Shabbat of "In the Beginning...."
Toni Lance, whom some of you know, runs the Avian Sanctuary on-Island.  She sent some photos recently of life's resilience post-Maria.  Here are a few:

After destruction, life rebounds.  After the death of Moses, our greatest teacher,  Creation begins anew....
Shabbat on St Croix this week begins at 5:39.



Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz