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Toward Shabbat: The Climb

09/23/2022 10:39:42 AM

Sep23

September 23, 2022
27 Elul 5782
My favorite services of the entire High Holiday lineup have always been Selichot and Neilah. But it only occurred to mRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Torch in the Dark

09/16/2022 08:14:11 AM

Sep16

September 16, 2022
20 Elul 5782

Part of Ki Tavo, which we read tomorrow, is rather cringeworthy. There are curses. Lots of curses. In the theologicalRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Hold our Heads Up

09/09/2022 08:35:26 AM

Sep9

September 2, 2022
13 Elul 5782
How long, Adonai, shall I cry out
And You not listen,
Shall I shout to You, “Violence!”
And You not save?
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Toward Shabbat: The Prophet in Us

09/02/2022 08:16:11 AM

Sep2

September 2, 2022
6 Elul 5782
We’ve probably all second guessed our words. Or perhaps we’ve walked away from a social situation and wondered if weRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Theology of Geography

08/26/2022 11:20:25 AM

Aug26

August 26, 2022
29 Av 5782
“There is a theology of geography,” Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder of the Chicago Theological Seminary wrote.  “TheRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Stain Stories

08/19/2022 08:54:56 AM

Aug19

August 19, 2022
22 Av 5782
On Tuesday of this week, I realized that the shirt I was wearing carried memories. It was one of the first professional pieRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Shabbat's Gift

08/12/2022 09:40:11 AM

Aug12

August 12, 2022
15 Av 5782
One of the features of Jewish life that I treasure most is having a life oriented around Shabbat. Shabbat is so much the hRead more...

Toward Shabbat: We Are Not Alone

08/05/2022 09:10:42 AM

Aug5

August 5, 2022
8 Av 5782
I remember speaking with a woman who had just lost her sister. She was preparing for shiva, but she was self conscious about Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Healing in the Journey

07/29/2022 10:11:26 AM

Jul29

July 29th, 2022
1 Av 5782
Several years ago at our Pesach seder, my sister-in-law, a child psychologist, talked about the re-telling of the Passover sRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Weight of the World

07/22/2022 10:04:55 AM

Jul22

July 22nd, 2022
23 Tammuz 5782
One of the things I value most about Judaism is the way the calendrical cycle offers us opportunities to embrace variouRead more...
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