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Toward Shabbat: Peoplehood

08/07/2020 10:51:57 AM


August 7, 2020
17 Av 5780
On Tuesday, as it somehow always happens this time of year, I was on the phone with someone interested in converting to JudaRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Vision

07/24/2020 10:43:57 AM


July 24, 2020
3 Av 5780
We begin a new book of the Torah this week - the book of Devarim. Devarim means ‘words,’ and this book gets its name from Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Journeys

07/17/2020 10:48:42 AM


July 17, 2020
25 Tammuz 5780
“These were the marches of the Israelites who started out from the land of Egypt, troop by troop, in the charge of MosRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Uproot to Plant

07/10/2020 08:51:56 AM


July 10, 2020
18 Tammuz 5780
I’m not really a football fan. So this week, when the attention turned to Eagles’ player DeSean Jackson’s anti-SeRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Truly Seeing

07/03/2020 02:12:27 PM


July 3, 2020
11 Tammuz 5780
The prophet Bilam was sent out to curse the Israelite people. He had no particular reason to like them or hate them, but Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Creating Difference

06/26/2020 01:34:57 PM


June 26, 2020
4 Tammuz 5780

One of the books that Lavi has us read multiple times every day is called Shai’s Shabbat Walk. It’s a book about a lRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Pride

06/19/2020 09:14:12 AM


June 19, 2020
27 Sivan 5780

Dear Friends, 

For those of us that are Shabbat morning regulars, not being in shul together has been nothing short ofRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Sharing Light

06/12/2020 10:03:12 AM


June 12, 2020
20 Sivan 5780

Our tradition often asks us to consider God as a source of light. “God is my light and my salvation” (Psalm 27) and Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Blessings for Dignity

06/05/2020 09:21:26 AM


June 5, 2020
13 Sivan 5780

It took me a few months, after moving to the South, to stop bristling at language of “blessing” in everyday speech. ItRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Wilderness Prayers

05/22/2020 01:12:41 PM


May 22nd, 2020
28 Iyyar 5780

My prayer, these days, has been focused on the vastness of time and the way that we experience the sense of unstructurRead more...
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