Jewish Carnival Day calls for light and hope

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Last Wednesday was PURIM, the Jewish version of Carnival DayThe holiday of spring fever when we the bask in raysOf light and hope, with songs of escaping the dark pastAnd moving along the path to light that will last.Our world today is filled with news hopeless and sadWe cannot protect our children in a world so badWeighted down with degradation and assaultSo much discussion is focused on who’s at fault.Purim tells of a narcissistic megalomaniac demonWho sought to blame and self-vaunt, his name was Haman.When Mordecai mourned Esther asked, “What can we do?”The answer was then as it is today, “It is up to you!”Esther asked for three days of prayer, then took a standTo the king, she said, “Save my People, this I demand.”His complacency shattered, he opened his mind and his earAnd began the holy task of pushing away darkness and fear.We thus learn that our darkness of night can be pierced by lightAs long as young Esthers stand and demand for what is right.The younger generation needs our embrace as they speak outFor sanity and conscience, security and freedom with no doubt.Today is Purim, with negative news and our hopes cut in halfWe remind ourselves we must take a breath and laugh.The Hamans of the world will ultimately fall and yield to rightInspiring sanity and conscience leading us to a world of light. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleThe story of Tigger, Fuzzy, Calypso, Apollo, Loki, Leia, Cascade and WinterNext articleThree trends to watch at the Oscars tonight Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more