Wait Til Next Year
For those of us still hurting from the brutal finality of last night's Nats postseason game, I offer this from the former commissioner of baseball, Fay Vincent:
"Baseball teaches us, or has taught most of us, how to deal with failure. We learn at a very young age that failure is the norm in baseball and, precisely because we have failed, we hold in high regard those who fail less often - those who hit safely in one out of three chances and become star players. I also find it fascinating that baseball, alone in sport, considers errors to be part of the game, part of its rigorous truth."
And for those of us who are Jewish, having just acknowledged all of our errors in the past year, we look with hope to the future - "wait 'til next year" - rings even truer, because, what do you know, it is next year!
As we move from awe to joy...Chag sameach
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Mark Novak is a "free-range" rabbi who lives in Washington DC and works, well, just about everywhere. In 2012 he founded Minyan Oneg Shabbat, home to MOSH (Minyan Oneg Shabbat), MindfulMOSH (Jewish mindfulness gathering), and