President: Martin Solway
Exec VP: Larry Buff
Admin VP Norbert Rosenblum
Treasurer: Gary Huniu
Corres. Sec: Jack Lazerson
Recording Sec: Ron Gross
Parliamentarian: Jim Levy
Board Members: Alan Meyers
Board Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. All Men’s Club Members are invited.
A message from Men's Club President.....Martin Solway
IS HASHEM PROVING US AGAIN
I am writing you on March 11th, as the stock market has entered bear market territory, due to corona virus fears, causing great disruptions in the global economy, and the flow of activity in our daily lives. Let us explore the parallels in the trial and tribulations of the nation of Israel throughout Jewish history. There was the great flood, which Noah and his descendants were survivors. Exiles for over four hundred years in Egypt, and seventy years in Babylon. The destruction of two temples, which were Hashem’s sanctuaries. Repeated periods of destruction and dispersion of the people of Israel, when the Israelites after being saved by the judges, and not listening to the warnings of the prophets, repeatedly turning away from Hashem’s ways. In more recent times, there were the pogroms, a devastating holocaust, numerous intifadas, and continued waves of anti-Semitism.
How did the nation of Israel, survive so many crises, a reasonable person may contemplate. We may find the answer in the Torah, in the book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 29. Even though you have seen all the great trials and wonders performed on Pharaoh and the Egyptian people, you are a stiff necked people. But the lord has not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. I have led you forty years in the wilderness, your clothes are not waxen old, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine, but you have received sustenance, that ye might know that I am the Lord your God.
Translated to understanding this current health crisis, we need a fresh perspective. Very few events in history are so catastrophic, that humanity has not made a recovery. This latest crisis shall pass in time. I liken this current predicament to a box of cracker jacks, where there is a surprise inside. The surprise inside is the everlasting covenant, Hashem made with our forefathers. In this time of crisis, we need to strengthen our commitment to observing and doing all of Hashem’s commandments, and follow in his footsteps, and we will be fine. Keep the faith.
Martin Solway, Club President