Every year, Shir Hadash hosts the Levine Scholar-in-Residence programs thanks to generous funding from the Levine family. This year’s scholar-in-residence was Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz; he led Torah Study this morning and we joined via Zoom. He’s a very energetic speaker and teacher – he talked about Pirkei Avot 4:1 and how it reflects on social justice issues. I wish I’d been able to record the hour or at least take notes!
We spent the afternoon with friends, enjoying their pool. They mentioned that we might enjoy watching Poker Face, so we watched the first episode when we got home – I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the season.
I didn’t even try to make any progress on solar energy, heat pumps, cars, ripping media, or computers. It was wonderful.