The skies are blue and clear again
Happy Holy Days are here again…
We at Ad Olam are pleased to announce that our annual Holy Days (as inspired by Rabbi Hanan) are in the planning stage with the usual cast of subjects and hopefully a few new faces. Schedule information is at the bottom.
In spite of the song above, things are not really looking so rosy. World conflict is at a high level. Our nation is highly polarized and many of its most important institutions and traditions imperiled. In such an atmosphere corruption and greed thrive. Climate change, pollution, and political upheaval disrupt human, animal and plant communities. The result is decimation of cultures including their languages, art, stories, and wisdom.
Many of us feel the suffering of the world as well as our own confusion and sense of helplessness. Anger and its underlying frustration and sadness dominate our feelings. But in this pain is good news. Reb Nachman asks of us,
♫ “friends do not despair, for a difficult time is upon us. Our joy must fill the air” (From Reb. Nachman).
In any crisis lies opportunity. Tradition brings us two amazing technologies to make the best of these opportunities. Neither one requires a device of any kind. The first is envisioning, the second is blessing. These are the themes we offer these Holy Days.
We invite you to come join the Ad Olam community in this enriching tradition. Invite your friends, and maybe even more important, invite your enemies that we may seek our highest shared vision. Participation is welcome. If you have anything particular you want to bring let us know as soon as you can. If you just want to read or help with setup etc. let us know.
Please share and invite friends, enemies, and acquaintances, in person, on the phone, share the Facebook events on your wall.
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Jordan (President of Ad Olam)