Dear Mr. President,
I hope all is well with you and your family and I hope all is well with all of our families. It isn’t true for so many people all around the world tonight. We wish everyone healing, physical, spiritual and emotional.
I was unable to hear much of what you had to say tonight. Instead I attended a Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) service on Zoom. This was my way of trying to heal us all.
In addition, tonight begins the Yarzeit (year anniversary) of the death of my mother, Simi Cutler. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed. We, her entire family, her friends and anyone who knew her, miss her so much. She was a wonderful, kind, funny and above all, loving person. I am so glad that she was able to model that behavior for all of us. I hope everyone who reads this letter to you has a person or people in their lives like my mother. Shabbat Shalom