Coming from MI one politician I greatly admired was our US Senator, Carl Levin.

I just read he passed. I do not have time to list all of his accomplishments, but I thought that he most defiantly needs to be reported and respected

For many years I was lucky enough to have his brother, Sander, be my US Rep.

He grew up in a conservative Jewish home, and his faith never left him. He had lived with lung cancer the last 4 or 5 years.

He started off on the Armed Forces committee, and by the time he retired he ran the committee. He retired from the Senate, had a warship named after him, and went back to being an attorney while he lived in retirement as first and foremost a “Michigan Man”

You can read more of the sad, breaking news here.

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba b’alma di v’ra chir’utei; v’yamlich malchutei b’hayeichon u-v’yomeichon, uv’hayei d’chol beit yisrael, ba-agala u-vi-z’man kariv, v’imru amen.

Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach l’alam u-l’almei almaya.

Yitbarach v’yishtabah, v’yitpa’ar v’yitromam, v’yitnasei v’yit-hadar, v’yit’aleh v’yit’halal sh’mei d’kudsha, b’rich hu, l’ela min kol birchata v’shirata, tushb’hata v’nehemata, da-amiran b’alma, v’imru amen.

Y’hei sh’lama raba min sh’maya, v’hayim, aleinu v’al koi yisrael, v’imru amen.

Oseh shalom bi-m’romav, hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol yisrael, v’imru amen.

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