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Decision Time – An Open Letter to our Son

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Dear Benjy,

Mazal tov! Mommy and I are so proud of you. You did a great job, as we knew you would. All your hard work paid off.

I want to begin by thanking my colleagues at Park Avenue Synagogue for making today special – the clergy, facilities, and administrative teams. A special shout-out to AV for the livestream that has enabled friends from as far away as Israel, Hungary, Egypt, and California be here today, along with family and friends who live closer than that.

One of my favorite memories of you, Benjy, is when you were nine-years-old and got an iPod Touch. You were so excited by the array of apps and games at your fingertips. Like many of us, you were also fascinated by your new assistant, the technological marvel known as Siri. Your glee overflowed as Siri answered questions about Boston sports and Marvel superheroes, frequently with its unique sense of humor.

Learning that an iPod would address you any way you wanted, you jokingly asked Siri to call you “God.” This “iGod” episode would have been a cute story about boys and their toys, except you didn’t realize that our online accounts are linked.

You can imagine my utter bewilderment when my personal emails suddenly switched from my name to that of the Almighty?! God@aol.com!

Needless to say, this problem was rectified immediately, and you – and Siri – promised not to get into trouble, and never to play God again.

After a good........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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