After an exceptionally long, drawn out, brutal and divisive election cycle, I am sadly reminded that throughout history there have been numerous examples in which the Jewish people have become so disconnected and so disrespectful toward one another that it led to division and even bloody conflict.
This is the season of gift-giving. Hanukkah will be upon us before we know it. And, if you have Christian relatives, Christmas gifts might be exchanged as well. Material gifts, however, are primarily temporary. Toys get outgrown or broken and clothing wears out. Even larger gifts, such as electronics, break and must be recycled.
The three ladies we are remembering this month: Lillian Adelman, Millie Felstein and Pat Hoffman. Lillian was a member of United Hebrew Congregation and taught school for many years with Vigo County Schools. Millie graduated from Wiley High School, was a member of United Hebrew Congregation and was co-founder of Clothes Closet. Pat was active in many activities at the Temple.