On this eve of Shabbat, having shopped at my favorite neighborhood stores and anticipating a lovely Shabbat with my family here in Jerusalem, I just want to wish you all a Shabbat Shalom.
The mood here in Israel is a bit subdued because of the heat and because of the bus bombing of Israeli tourists in Burgas yesterday. We tend to take these things personally here.
Wishing you all a peaceful Shabbat spent with the people you love.
Rabbi Amy Levin
has been Torat Yisrael's rabbi since the summer of 2004 and serves as President of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island.