Hard to believe that August is here already! That means that the high holidays are just around the corner. It's not to late to send honey wishes to the clergy and staff. This year, for only $36, you can wish the entire clergy and office staff a Sweet New Year.
You can get an order form from our website. Go to tassisterhood.org, click on the honey jar in the scrolling box, and print out the form. Forms are also available at the Temple. You can also still order jars of honey to be shipped to friends and/or family, but you will have to pay shipping.
Would you like your very own lulav and etrog to shake on sukkot? You can order that through Sisterhood, too. In fact, for lulav and etrog, you can order and pay all online. Go to tassisterhood.org, and click on the lulav and etrog in the scrolling box. Prefer to use a paper form? There's a link to print a paper form on the lulav and etrog page too. And forms are also available at the Temple.
Last Sunday was National Sister Day! And in honor of National Sister Day, we tell you about one of our amazing Jewish sisters, Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (July 23, 1928 - Dec. 25, 2016). Rubin was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem, and was evidence of the existence of dark matter. Although initially met with skepticism, Rubin's results were confirmed over subsequent decades. Her legacy was described by The New York Times as 'ushering in a Copernican-scale change' in cosmological theory.
Rubin spent her life advocating for women in science and was known for mentoring aspiring women astronomers. Her data provided some of the first evidence for dark matter, which had been theorized by Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s. She was honored throughout her career for her achievements. Rubin is just one of many, many amazing Jewish women.
In her honor, here is some astronomy humor:
Two atoms bump into each other.
“I’ve lost an electron.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, I’m positive.”
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