I gotta share something so incredibly inspirational with you today.
Very sadly, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg lost his first child to leukemia at the age of 2 years.
Rabbi Goldberg, a First Degree Black Belt in the Korean art of Choi Kwon Do, first provided a therapeutic martial arts program at Camp Simcha, where he served as the Director from 1990 to 2002.
With a wealth of personal experience and sensitivity to dealing with children and families facing life-threatening illness, Rabbi Goldberg committed himself to ease the pain of very sick children.
His dream to bring healing through the empowering focus of the martial arts resulted in the creation of the Kids Kicking Cancer organization in June 1999.
I have to admit I was not aware pf this great non-profit organization until today, when I came across an endorsement by actor Gerard Butler. Oh, well, better late than never.
Be inspired by these amazing kids:
Happy Fourth Of July!
For most people living in the United States of America, July 4th is one of the most important official holidays and a day off from work.
It is also an opportunity to hang out with friends and family, to eat hot dogs and burgers, to enjoy watching fireworks, to remember those who fight and have fought for the liberties formulated in the Declaration of Independence and later in the U.S. Constitution.
Yet, I ask myself if the Founding Fathers were even in a celebratory mood on July 4, 1776? Something tells me that when they declared their independence from Great Britain, they were pretty much aware of the gravitas of their decision and action.
If you are at all interested in U.S. American history and the foresight of a handful of men such as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, just to name a few, I strongly recommend watching the HBO 4-part series “John Adams”.
Here some defining scenes of how it all might have happened: