(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Monday, September 11, Port Authority held a memorial ceremony at the headquarters of Newark International Airport. Sarah McCain, general manager of New Jersey airports, ran the program. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, gave the invocation.
In Rabbi Kanelsky’s remarks he noted that as we commemorate the lives of more than 3,000 innocent people who perished on 9/11, it is our duty to do something in their memory. He suggested that each person as they awaken every morning should say thank you to God and show gratitude for having been granted another day. The rabbi stated that it is important to educate the younger generation as to how much thanks we owe to God for every day that we are alive. We should take advantage and use our time well to concentrate on doing good deeds to help another human being. Especially now, before the Jewish New Year when we coronate God once again as the king of the universe, we should always remember how grateful we must be to God.
Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, director of the Bris Avrohom information stand at Newark Airport, blew the shofar as a preparation for Rosh Hashanah, and Rabbi Kanelsky distributed honey to the executives of Port Authority, chief of police and managers of the terminals.