I was recently in Houston for the Bar Mitzvah of my nephew’s son.
While there, I went to see our dear friends, Rachel and Eddie Weisblatt, at the weekly Israeli folk dance session.
44 years ago, I opened this dance program with Rachel and it has been going strong ever since, through oil industry recessions and terrible floods, through thick and thin.
We held a regional dance seminar with Israeli choreographer , Moshiko, and participants came from all over Texas and Louisiana.
The dance group held its first public performance with two male and two female lead dancers for Jerusalem,a decade after the Six Day War.
Right after the performance, someone in the audience came up to and said, Rabbi ,that was a wonderful performance, but how come the lead male made a sign of the cross just as he started.
“No surprise, he’s a Catholic. The other fellow didn’t, because he ‘s a Moslem from
Turkey “ !