Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunday Mail: September 2, 2007

Letters Fron Dry Bones Posting a cartoon every weekday leaves no room for me to simply share news, ideas, and other stuff with you, so here's: 'Sunday Mail: Letters from Dry Bones'.
Letters Fron Dry Bones
Item One: Elul.
We are now in the Hebrew month of Elul. A time when Jews are to examine and evaluate their lives, deeds, and goals (in the run-up to the Day of Atonement). So I got this phone call from the nice folks at the "American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem". An organization which supports a really important cause.

They are going to put together a book of thoughts for Elul. Words of philosophy and wisdom. A page for each day of the month. Would I contribute one page? Before I can think up an excuse, the caller says: "Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, and Kirk Douglas are each contributing a page". Yikes! (If "Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, and Kirk Douglas are each contributing a page" do I have the hutzpa to just say I'm too busy?!?)

So to see this lovely book, with a thought for each day of Elul, and to get a free copy snail mailed to you, check out Jewels of Elul. The Dry Bones contribution is for the 23rd of Elul.

Letters Fron Dry Bones
Item Two: Forgive Me!
Folks have been asking me to rerun the link to an incredible freebie I found about a month ago! It's a DVD Video of a monumental project that unravels the secrets of 4,000 years of Jewish history. The DVD contains rarely seen photos & film footage from more than 40 Archives worldwide. There's a limit of 1 per address and the offer stands only as long as supplies hold up. Click to get your Free DVD. Made possible by & the Destiny Foundation.

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