Now that the election is over and it’s once again safe to answer the phone without fear of robo-calls, it’s time to look a little further ahead. As a group, Jews have long been very involved in American politics, seeing it as a civic responsibility, as a way to concretize Jewish values, and as an act of enlightened self-interest. I’ve just had a fascinating conversation with Rabbi David Saperstein, the long-time director of the Religious Action Center in Washington, about the implications of Tuesday’s vote for Jews and the country at large, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you on Friday at 8:00 pm. Or, you might prefer to be at the 5:45 pm service, which lets you pray, then go home, kick off your shoes, and linger over dinner. Either way, you have a chance to give thanks for your blessings, end the week, and start the weekend with a spiritual recharge. And, in case you just can’t be there, remember that we’re now streaming both services live on the internet; simply go to the website, and click on the link. We’re making it easier – and more meaningful – than ever to make Shabbat worship a part of your week. Shabbat Shalom!