Wow! How do you describe last week’s Shabbaton? It’s easy to describe what we did. It’s very hard to describe what we felt. The deep love and respect for each other. The surprise at seeing how normal our guests were. The feeling of achdus. The feeling of pride and surprise when they said over and over again that we gave THEM strength! And on top of that, we had the entertaining and inspiring words of Rabbi Fischel Schachter. Gvalt!
In order not to lose the feelings of what happened, please send your thoughts and experiences to Raphael@westmountshul.com. These can be little anecdotes or conversations—whatever would help people understand what happened this past weekend. The Belzers are doing the same thing and we will use these thoughts as the basis for an article in one of the Jewish weekly magazines. In addition, please send any photos or videos you might have so we can send them to the Belzers. Here is a 5 minute video clip of the dancing at the Melava Malka posted on the Internet.
On YouTube , the link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzNYXi0vVi8.
On KosherTube, the link is: http://koshertube.com/videos/index.php?
Rabbi Schachter’s speech on Motzei Shabbos is at: http://westmountshul.com/GuestLectures1.html