There is a Jewish proverb, “He that can’t endure the bad, will not live to see the good”. As we enter summer 2021 with a new sense of hope that 2020 is behind us, I am grateful that my children will be off at camp making memories and enriching their Jewish identities. I am just as grateful that I had the time to spend with them in plenty during the pandemic. I was able to reacquaint myself with the wonderful people they are, have become and continued optimism of what they can be. A Facebook post I created reminded me it was at this time four years ago our family stood atop Masada in Israel and witnessed their b’nai mitzvah. It was atop this sacred place that many Jews sacrificed themselves to the Romans. It now not only serves as a historical place, but as a place for children to become a bar/bat mitzvah. Symbolic in every way and validates the Jewish proverb. Yet another reminder that hindsight is “2020”.