The 11th Commandment
Wearing the new dress my husband gave me for my birthday, I walked to synagogue, excited to hear my son read the Torah on the first day of Shavuot. How fitting that on the holiday which celebrates the giving of the Torah, my son was about to read the Ten Commandments for the first time, as a trial run for his bar mitzvah this coming February. What better birthday present could there be than to hear him chant those words?!
On the way to synagogue, we ran into my step-mother. "Did you hear about the news this morning?" she said. "No," I replied, and then she told me what happened in Orlando.
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