Sunday, May 20, 2012

Excitement is mounting for the newest RYS production, ESTHER and the SECRETS in the KING'S COURT.
Even last night after the Yom Yerushalayim Tefilla, when I handed out the notice at Zumba, women were abuzz. J
And yesterday's Pirkei Avot reminded everyone (who learned the Perek) about ESTHER.

Perek 6, Mishna 6

The Mishna speaks about the virtues with which sovereignty, priesthood and Torah are acquired. They include studying, listening, …awe…humility,…joy, purity…slowness to anger…good heartedness…love of charity….and saying something in the name of its speaker.
The Mishna continues, "Thus we have learned,  'One who says something in the name of its speaker brings redemption to the world, as it is stated (Esther 2:22), "And Esther told the king in the name of Mordechai."'"

I read those words and thought of all of the wonderful Raise Your Spirits Women, and the stories of Jewish history and heritage that their performances introduce to others. I'm excited that RYS is performing ESTHER this year. 
Today is Yom Yerushalayim. Jerusalem Day.
Together may we see Mordechai and Esther's dream fulfilled – the complete redemption of the Jewish people and the return of all of our brethren toJerusalem and Eretz Yisrael.

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