A Prayer for these Times

 “Every hand that we don’t shake must be a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern.

Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise. 

So, as we keep a level of social distance, let us all remain spiritually near to each other, by responding to this health emergency with love and care for everyone’s well-being. 

May Adonai give us the wisdom to continue to react appropriately to this crisis and heal those who have been infected.” 

Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

B’nai David-Judea Congregation

Los Angeles, CA

Corporate Deception

Leaked audio of a private meeting confirms that Coca-Cola Inc. has no interest in recycling plastic bottles because the best methods will cost the company money. None of us should be surprised, yet there are two immediate takeaways.

  • Free market forces are not going to save the environment.
  • Duplicity is the preferred policy of corporations, pretending to support environmental projects while sabotaging them wholesale behind the scenes. For another example, see Shell.

As for the religious response, the antithetical values on display are:

  • Greed
  • Deception
  • Hypocrisy
  • Denial of responsibility to community and world

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