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We shall overcome

WE SHALL OVERCOME

The gunman. I will not use his name. He has woken in me an eternal truth that comforts me.

Some are born with darker skin, gay, or are otherwise categorized outside of “normal,” I was born Jewish.

His hate for me stems from some sense that I could choose otherwise.

That I could renounce my ways. That I could be redeemed. But, I am unrepentantly a Jew.
I choose to be Jewish, just as the Jewish doctors who operated on him chose to operate on him. I choose to believe in humanity. I choose to believe the words of Zechariah 4:6. “Not by might and not by power, but by spirit alone shall all be redeemed.”

Me, like millions before me. Deep in my heart. I do believe.

WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY.

OTHER GOODNESS:

Hello!

Hello!

Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer

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Patience. Dog

Patience. Dog

Walk number one After dinner, before bed. A summer evening. Emmett and I are walking JJ around the block. We are chatting. About Minecraft and magic tricks. We are buddies. > Em, can you help me think something out? > Sure. >People always say that they wish...

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Labor Day. Together.

Labor Day. Together.

“You need to give me an overview of which way we are going.” Jane is driving. I am crocheting yet another hat in the seat next to her. Driving makes her feel a little more secure and in control. There are a few sermons in this. About perceived control. About knowing...

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The SIXTH Love Language

The SIXTH Love Language

A NOTE FROM THE FUTURE: Hi. This is Rabbi Brian in 2019. August.  The article below was written in 2014. It's wonderful. But, not how I'm thinking today. The difference is... THE 6th LOVE LANGUAGE There is another love language -- fidelity, faithfulness, doing the...

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The Thirty-Five Year Gosub Redemption

The Thirty-Five Year Gosub Redemption

October. Portland. Bedtime. Annie’s room. 2018 "But I shouldn't be in that group," my daughter wailed over and over again. Annie was put in remedial fourth-grade math at the start of the school year. She hadn't learned her times tables. Her teacher explained that...

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