As I left the house this Friday morning, the temperature was just below freezing, which is expected to be the high. The snow has started again and the wind should be icy by this evening.


I live in a largely Jewish neighborhood and I see my neighbors walking to their Synagogues on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. My admiration was great when I first moved here in the hot summer, but it is even greater as I see them bundle up, brave the unshovled sidewalks and head out into the bitterness of winter.

Do they ever get a snow day?

Of course, observing the sacrifices others make for their faith makes me wonder about my own. How would my own church attendance be affected by having to walk to church? I am guessing that, at the very least, my punctuality would take a hit.