I guess that I get to continue with the Hebrew theme that I included yesterday.
The nice thing about the prompt today is that there are several ways that I could interpret the name of the song.
The song that I heard, “Music Is Moving,” is a high-powered remix by Cortana, but the prompt will be moving in another direction.
MOVING: The act of motion. I’ll save this for another time.
MOVING: Relocation. Nope–not for another ninish months.
MOVING: Emotional. Bingo!
Tonight’s weather was probably a case of Weather Congruence. After work, the rain started, and I biked to Temple Beth Hillel.
There was a recent death of a synagogue member (Marjorie Block z”l), and they had שבעה (shiva) services last night and tonight. I was originally planning on going yesterday, but ended up instead going today due to work obligations from yesterday. (Granted, my long dinner break means that I better get moving after a few minutes on paper critiques!)
I have only been to a few mourners’ services (i.e. post-funeral): for my Dad’s parents, and for the Corens when I lived in Lincoln.
The service went as usual until after Aleinu, when reflections and elegies preceded the קדיש יתום (mourner’s kaddish). One of these was the singing of אל מלא רחמים (El Malei Rachamim/G-d of Mercy), which is always moving (i.e. emotional). Though I didn’t know Block, I still thought that I should meet a basic Jewish obligation of comforting the mourners.
Though I only briefly met with her survivors, I think that presence of community is sometimes enough… even without words…
Today is the tenth day of the sixth round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.
Green Bay/St. Norbert: 24 days
Minneapolis: 31 days
Lincoln: 74 days