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Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunrise, Sunset






Sunrise - Sunset

One minute we're praying the morning prayers, next minute we're looking for a "cool" place to hide from the 109 degree afternoon heat, and then we're preparing to greet the Sabbath the moment the sun sets, and leaves the sky --

Cycles, life, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, 7 years, 50 years, spirals in time that are perceived as linear, but we know are really circular - like a slinky, moving cross the horizon --highs, lows, and all the in-betweens....

Constants? G-d, life, death, love, hate, garbage and laundry, and of course - Music, right here on Radio Free Nachlaot.

We started the day with "Jerusalem Calling" - our special program - words and music intended to reach out to our Chutz L'aaretz audience who we know are still awake and listening....

And the rest of the day: we have the Grateful Dead from the Stanley Theater 9/26/72 (that's New Jersey) at 9:00 AM, and we have our Noon L'chaim - our Shot of Shlomo scheduled to begin at 12:00 (what a surprise, a Noon L'chaim beginning at noon???)

AT 3:00 our "Not for Kids Only," Childrens' Hour will feature the Jungle Book, and then 4:30 t0 6:30, Jerry and Shlomo will dance us all the way to Shabbos...

Ah, Shabbos - a time when we can relax, refresh, and bask in the Holy Light of Shabbos, a taste of the infinite light of the world to come.

But then, before we blink an eye - it will be Motzoei Shabbos. Oy, Oy, Oy, - Week-Welcome back ! Which can only mean it's time for our Melave Malke on the air (starting 9, 9:30 ish) and we'll be off again, off to greet Saturday night, off to greet the week ahead.

We read the curses this Shabbos to get them behind us -- to leave it wide open for a week of blessings, goodness and happiness.

May we see the blessings, feel the good and know the happiness -- We do know it's all Good, don't we ??!!!

Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos.