Beautiful Shabbat message from our very own Talia Jacobson.
Korach, though he spoke out against Moses, reminds us that “the entire nation is holy and god is among them.” Let us try to listen to the wisdom of those with whom we do not agree and see the presence of god and spark of holiness in everyone. Shabbat Shalom!
This Shabbat, we learn of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, who came back with a bunch of grapes and good news of the fruitful promised land that the Israelites would soon enter. May we all be able to bring all kinds of metaphorical grapes into our lives and continue to feel blessed by the world around us and new adventures
This Shabbat, Moses says the beautiful blessing, el na refa na la, God, may you please heal her, over his sister Miriam. Let this be a reminder to use that we still have lots of healing to do, and those who need to be healed will always benefit from our prayers, actions and kindness. May we all be blessed to
Shabbat shalom! May we all have a restful Shabbat.
The 4th book of the Torah, Bamidbar, which we begin reading this week, opens with a census. The entire people of Israel are accounted for and organized by tribe around the central and holy tent of meeting. May this Shabbat we, though we are distancing, recount the importance of our community and all those who are part of it. Check
Here is a little video from our very own Talia and Gabriel on their way to Israel. We wish them a Tzeitchem L’Shalom on their journey home.
This week, the Torah teaches how very important this cycle of resting on the 7th day, year and 7x7th year, the Jubilee is. Our land, our souls, those who work for us and all of creation deserves a break. We pray for everyone that this week had a shabbat of ultimate rest and that we may be able to respect
This week, we discuss the many laws of the Kohenim, the priestly class who serve in the Temple, and of sacrifices that are made there. May we appreciate those community leaders who are making tough choices this week to ensure our safety and security and offering us support at this time and all the sacrifices that each one of us
This Shabbat, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of our founder’s bar-mitzvah. Today, David also commemorates the 19th yarzheit, or anniversary of death, of his father, Sanford H. Jacobson. We understand that the Jewish cycle of time helps us to continue to celebrate and mourn hand in hand, one feeling cannot exist without the other. We wish you all a Shabbat