Invocation for State of the City 2017
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
The Chinese have perhaps the only continuous culture that is older than Judaism. And they have a famous curse: it is, “May you live in interesting times.”
My friends, we live in interesting times.
The last five months in America have been about as surprising as any in the last 15 years, and we have all learned that many things we believed may not actually be true. And we have even learned that some important people believe things we know not to be true.
There are many lessons in such a period in history, some of which may not be evident for a while. But one of the lessons is surely about appreciating what is real, and meaningful, and true.