Saturday, March 19, 2011

Supermoon!

After havdalah, saying goodbye to another Shabbat, the kids slipped into their costumes and we started up the hill to hear the book of Esther read at our synagogue.

Wow, I thought, the moon looks so big and bright tonight!  I was grateful for the brilliant illumination as I wheeled the stroller through a forest trail in the middle of our town and tried to keep up with Puriel and wait for Teneya at the same time.

It made me think of the initiative, in memory of the slain members of the Fogel family, to "unite and increase the light" by encouraging women all over the world to participate in kindling Shabbat candles.  It's as if the moon was reflecting those precious lights right back at us.

Below you'll find a short video about the "Super Moon"by NASA.  Enjoy!