Four Questions

The Four Questions Are Wearing a Yarmulke

What is Dave wearing today? Dave is NOT wearing shorts and a polo shirt! He’s wearing a suit and tie for a bat mitzvah today. Sorry fellas, all this hotness is spoken for.

What is making Dave happy today? Dave is excited to see his good friends and celebrate their daughter’s success.

What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says to keep doing good and kind things, and don’t get discouraged if they aren’t all successful. You can’t control the outcome.

Did Dave read anything particularly meaningful or touching today? Dave found this passage about grieving in the Reform prayerbook:

WHEN I DIE give what’s left of me away
to children and old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
cry for your brother walking the street beside you.
And when you need me, put your arms around anyone
and give them what you need to give me.

I want to leave you something,
something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved,
and if you cannot give me away,
at least let me live in your eyes and not in your mind.

You can love me best by letting hands touch hands,
and by letting go of children that need to be free.
Love doesn’t die, people do.
So, when all that’s left of me is love,
give me away.

Mishkan T’filah: A Reform Siddur