Reb Nachman taught: “The whole entire world is a narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to be afraid.” These days it feels like we are ALL on the narrow bridge and fear is our constant companion! So how do we resist the urge to be afraid? Each of us has our favorite ways of coping. For me, the answer lies with my connection to my family, my friends and my community.
We are all adjusting to the “new” normal. Zooming and Facebook Live are quickly becoming more comfortable. Although we are socially separated, we continue to draw one another close in other ways. It is quite a blessing to live in an age when technology has literally thrown us a lifeline. Our bridge is fortified by a virtual support system and by those who care.
I am honored and grateful to be a new member of the TRT family and clergy team at Temple Rodeph Torah and I want to assure you that I care. I want to thank those who have already made me feel so welcomed and connected with this sacred community. I am looking forward to a time when we can gather face to face and heart to heart once again, free from anxiety, fear and the unknown. Until then I hope to meet all of you in my ‘zoom room’ or in yours. Together we will take hands and cross the bridge, we will make it to the far side and “we will sing!”
With Blessings and Health,
Cantor Lisa Levine