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Iver and Sailor
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Dec 15, 2017 at 15:36
(Washington)
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But would like to post here, too.

I'm
Ashamed to say there is racism and bigotry here in the Northwest, too.
Some vandals destroyed a Menorah last night at a Seattle area Synagogue. Damn. When I was in college years ago a Jewish Synagogue in
Downtown Seattle hired me when no one else would. They had me
helping serve cookies and coffee at Sabbath services. When the man who
drove me home at 1am those nights finally retired I had to let the
Synagogue know I had to quit as I had no way to get home that late in
the evening.

Know what the Synagogue did? They asked me if I
wanted to work daytime a couple of days a week as the landscape
maintenance person. I jumped at that, then a prominent member of the
Synagogue hired me once a week to come out to his house on Mercer Island
and work in his rather large Rhododendron garden. I told him I had not
way to get from the Univ. of Washington across Lake Washington to get to
Mercer Island.
He said okay, Saturday mornings he would come from Mercer and pick me up and then return me home in the afternoon.


This man was extremely rich and easily could afford a professional
gardener to maintain expensive Rhododendron bushes. But no, he hired me
because he knew I needed a job.
Well the first time I went to his
house he knew I had no knowledge of Rhododendrons at all so he spent the
next 3 Saturdays working with me in his extensive garden teaching me
everything about Rhododendrons I needed to know to work for him.


He didn't need to hire me. But he did. And he drove miles out of his way
to retrieve me and take me home. And he didn't need to spend 6 hours
every Saturday teaching me how to care for his garden. But he had a big,
loving heart, like everyone in the Synagogue, a loving heart given him
and all the members of that Synagogue by God.

I thank God for the
help of members of His precious family at a time I really needed it.
And I pray God bless Capitol Synagogue every day. But most of all I ask
God to reveal the racist vandals that destroyed the beautiful Menorah
simply because it represents an extremely holy Jewish Holiday.


Happy Hanukah to all my dear Jewish friends here and on the Terrier
Club. And most of all Happy Hanukah to all my friends at Capital
Synagogue in Seattle. I know you will never read this message here on
earth but I know once we all are reunited in Heaven, God will let me
thank each of you personally for your love, open hearts and charity and
kindness.

Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Blessed Kwanza.
God bless us all this Christmas, especially this year of worldwide unrest and divisive politics everywhere.



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Caesar Latham and Murphy
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Dec 15, 2017 at 18:45
• Louise
(Illinois)

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I hear you Iver.  This is what G_d is about!  This kind of vandalism  should not happen in this country.  G_d bless these people who helped you out!   Happy Hanukah to all our Jewish friends.  Louise, Caesar, Judah and Angel Murphy

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Riley
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Dec 16, 2017 at 12:13
• allen
(New Jersey)

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Unfortunately there will always be these kind of people in our world. Bless the good ones and pray the bad will reconcile.

Love Riley and Allen

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Robin and Mishy at the Bridge
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Dec 16, 2017 at 22:37
• Robin
(Rhode Island)

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Hate is stupid and haters are stupid. Thank goodness for kind people like the man who helped you and influenced you as well. You're a real life Jean Valjean! This is why I like dogs. Dogs don't hate. I'm here with my canine niece Rupee  (Cattle Dog mix) and she says she does not discriminate in giving out slurpy kisses and cuddles. She loves humans. period. 

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Deb, Emmie and Angel Kelsie
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Dec 17, 2017 at 09:05
• Deborah
(Pennsylvania)

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Working for a newspaper, I see so much sadness--people acting out because they are so unhappy with their own lives that they want to make everyone else miserable too. Then, I interview a child who is raising money for cancer or a church group who traveled to another state to help those who lost everything in a flood. Good will always outweigh evil, I believe that whole heartedly. 
Love, Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie

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Levi,Winter and angel Moshe
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Dec 19, 2017 at 09:12
• Yoka
(Florida)

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Thank you David for the wonderful post you posted. Hate is terrible I do not understand Hate at all. While we have school and services at our Synagogue we have a policemen that stays for hours and hours
watching because we had threats.It is very expensive because he is not only watching on the our Holliday’s but during school too. To make sure we are all save.
I think people who hate are ignorant because there is only one G-D the maker of us all and it does not matter what color you are or religion!
That wonderful Jewish man who gave you the job he did a great Mitzvah. ( a goog deed).
Thank you for posting this David I a. Glad you had a good experience.
Merry Christmas to you and blessing for your new year.
Yoka,Levi and Winter

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