Men’s Club Shabbat – April 6th Call or text Marty Solway (714) 865-2338 or Alan Meyers (714) 473-8645 to ask for parts in the service.
Yom Hashoah Program – May 5th
President: Martin Solway
Exec VP: David Schiewitz
Admin VP Norbert Rosenblum
Treasurer: Gary Huniu
Recording Sec: Mark Levine
Board Members: Alan Meyers, Larry Buff
Board Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All Men’s Club Members are invited.
Message from TBE Men’s Club President Marty Solway
THE CONTAGION OF MELANCHOLY AND NOSTALGIA
Let us reminisce about the implications in our daily lives of the expression, we long for the good old days. Attempting to recreate the exhilaration of past experiences is a captivating allure. However, when you arrive at that destination, you find the experience is less impactful the second time around and the calm, tranquility, and comfort you desire lasts a shorter duration of time. Is this the end of the story? Of course not, so the journey continues.
Ask yourself this question, what is the fascination with the television shows of the 60’s through the 90’s making a comeback on cable television channels Me TV, Me Tv+, Catchy Comedy, Hallmark channels, and INSP to name a few channels of this type, enjoying a high degree of viewing success. The answer to the question is found in the simplicity of the plot lines. The messaging is clear and distinct. For example, the comedy shows many of them are pure slapstick, but the execution of the actors and actresses performances elicit pure laughter. Ask yourself, when is the last time you had a good belly laugh. The comedy shows today are too subtle and chic. The drama and western shows express outcomes of moral clarity. Generally, good triumphs over evil, equal justice is dispensed with a sense of fairness in court room settings, criminal acts don’t pay, and in love scenes, people live happily ever after. These core values then seep into our psyches, and govern our actions in our daily activities.
Today, these core values have been turned into role reversals. Persons in positions of authority are establishing policies, albeit well intentioned, are not translating into the betterment of the lives of a vast majority of the citizenry. So what can be possible solutions to societal problems in the present times?
Leaders of the present and the future will have to come up with transitional bridges that can revive these core values into a palatable format that can be placed in a modern day context, in which people can accept and change their thought patterns, addressing a wide variety of societal norms.
This task will not be easy. Our leaders must adopt into their character profiles a sense of dogged determination and perseverance, to build these transitional bridges into a stage of completion, to get the job done.