Shabbat Shalom! May we all have a restful week.
This week, the children of Jacob, the family from which the Jewish people come from, are born. They don’t all get along, they have their challenges and their joys. As we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, we celebrate this whole scale of emotions and experiences with our own families just as those before...
This week, the Torah outlines the ins and outs of another complicated family structure. It reminds us to love, it reminds us to forgive, it reminds us that we are all human, we all deserve love and dignity. May we take this lesson into our homes and into our hearts this...
This week, we learn of the first burial in our tradition, our matriarch, Sarah. Through Abraham’s treatment of his beloved deceased, we practice our burial customs to this day. Shabbat shalom!
How amazing is it that this week’s portion happens on this landscape? Shabbat shalom!
May this week’s parsha bless us with trust in the unknown, following our gut and going out to adventure just like our father, Abraham. Shabbat shalom! Photo: Achziv beach, Talia Jacobson
Shabbat Shalom! This week, may we be blessed to find peace in nature, in ourselves and in others.
This week, in the last moments of the Torah, we read of the last breath of Moses. Deuteronomy 34:7-8 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. And the Israelites bewailed Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days. So...
May our tents and our hearts stay open, our journeys be fruitful and our path the path of Torah. Chag Sameach! Happy Sukkot!
Shabbat of return, shabbat of repentance. Wishing everyone a shabbat of love and renewal.