Jacob’s Hero

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 18 June 2012 @ 8:35 am

Dear SuperSam,

We’ve never met. But I know all about you because your mommy (Ima on the Bima) and my mommy (Frume Sarah) are friends. According to legend, my mommy was standing in the back of a session at the URJ Biennial in 2007 because I was getting too kvetchy to stay in the audience. It was like one of those moments in a movie when two people see each other across a crowded room and something magical happens. I don’t know who saw whom first…but it was love at first sight. They often describe themselves as kindred spirits — whatever that means.

My mommy told me that you are a superhero. That is so cool because I am a superhero too. Well, not yet. But when I grow up, the Batman who is in the Batman suit will be ready to retire and then I can be Batman. That’s how the origin story goes. Did you know that? But you are already a superhero, my mommy says. Because you are already fighting bad guys. I think you are so cool. I say your name now before the Sh’ma at night and am sending you a picture of me in my Batman suit. My mommy told me that lots of people all over the whole entire world are sending you superhero pictures so I wanted to send one too. And she’s going to tell all of her friends about it too.

Anyway, keep fighting the bad guys.

Your new friend,
Jacob

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It’s true! You can participate in the Superheroes for Sam: A Photo Project. What an easy way to let a sweet little boy and his family know that people all over the world are thinking of them, praying for them, and cheering for them. Won’t you join me?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hannah 18 June 2012 @ 9:40 am at 9:40 am

How sweet!

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2 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 19 June 2012 @ 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm

I thought so as well. When I mentioned Sammy’s name last night, Jacob corrected me and told me that we must call him by his title, “SuperSam.”

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3 Brianna Soloski 18 June 2012 @ 10:58 am at 10:58 am

This is so sweet and a perfect start to my Monday. I’m continuing to pray for your little buddy Sam!

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4 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 19 June 2012 @ 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm

Thanks. And I’d know that they’d love to get your picture on their Team wall!!

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5 Irene 18 June 2012 @ 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

SuperSam was on our Mi Shebeirach list last Friday at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley, CA (though not listed by exactly that name). I hope his doctors are smart and very skillful and his treatment goes well. Please send cyber hugs to the family from me.

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6 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 18 June 2012 @ 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm

Will do. And feel free to let the folks at home know that they can do a mitzvah and participate in this photo project. We are determined to show SuperSam that he’s got a HUGE team rooting for him.

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7 Galit Breen 18 June 2012 @ 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm

Love this!

(so very much)

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8 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 19 June 2012 @ 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm

Thanks. Still so shocked by the whole thing…

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9 Steve 19 June 2012 @ 1:05 am at 1:05 am

What a great project! I mailed off the cover story from Orange County Jewish Life. My smiling countenance will beam down on Sammy, conveying my prayers for r’fuah sh’laymah.

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10 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 19 June 2012 @ 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm

Did you remember to define the word countenance for him? He IS only six…

xoxo

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