—Rabbi Sandy Bogin
Sarah Neuman, The New Jewish Home – Westchester

April 30, 2020

Good afternoon. This is Rabbi Bogin.

I invite you all to pause a moment from what you are doing, take a look at the people around you, and remember we’re a team. We’re all in this together.

I’ve been thinking about something I read that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  said on Christmas eve in 1967 in Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he served as co-pastor:

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.”

We here at Sarah Neuman are reminded of this day after day:  how interrelated we all are. We know in order to get through this troubled time, we must all stick together. We must remember to care for one other, and to love each other. 

Better days are ahead, and we will get there together.

Have a good afternoon, everybody.