A moment in time

A weekly reminder from Rabbi Shapiro that a change in perspective can shift the focus of our day - and even our lives.

Rabbi Shapiro is a weekly blog contributor to the Jewish Journal where he shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life's blessings. All it takes is a moment in time. Read the latest entry here, and click below for past articles.

A Moment in Time:

A Moment to be Born

Thursday, september 5, 2019/ 5 elul, 5779


Dear all,

At 9:00 a.m. this past Wednesday the 4th of Sept. - and of Elul - Maya Ruth entered the world.

At 9:01, just a moment in time later, Eli Noah arrived - two beautiful and, thankfully, healthy souls.

Ron and I (Abba and Daddy) are filled with incredible happiness.

It’s one of life’s greatest gifts to experience the first breath, the first cry, the first sneeze, the first gurgle....

Yes, as all parents know, there will be both simchas (joys) and some occasional tsuris (let’s just say .... “challenges”) in the years ahead.

But today’s moments of joy are moments in time that will last for a lifetime.

With love and shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro