During this deep period of mourning, we reflect on the destruction of our holy Temples, the center of all Jewish life for about 1000 years. May we be mindful of the loss of our collective history and have a relaxing Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom.
This week, there is a census of the Israelites who left Egypt. We all must see ourselves as if we personally have left Egypt just as the Israelites did long ago. May this Shabbat bring everyone a feeling of freedom! Shabbat Shalom.
This week, instead of being cursed, the Israelites are given the blessing, “how good are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel,” a blessing we are reminded of every day. We are taught through this blessing that when we bring holiness into our lives, as Jacob did, our live are transformed. Everything becomes elevated; tents become homes and a family becomes
This week, in Parshat Hukat, the Israelites face major thirst while wandering in the desert. Moses, instead of kindly asking the rock for water as God tells him to do, hits the rock instead. Moses’ punishment for this is the harsh reality of never entering the Land of Israel that he guided the Israelites to. May we all have the
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Happy independence weekend to the United States and Hodesh Tammuz Tov, a new, wonderful month of Tammuz, to the Jewish nation. May we all rejoice in the cycle of time. Shabbat Shalom!
Just like this week’s Parsha, Shlach Lecha discusses the fear the Israelites possess before going into the land of Israel, we know that experiencing the death of a loved one is a difficult journey in many aspects. This article illustrates some of the work we feel humbled to do in order to serve our community at the darkest of times.
This weeks Torah portion – Be’halot’cha – discusses how Aaron HaKohen lit the Menorah every day. Our Sages teach us that even though he lit the Menorah all his life his passion for doing this commandment never waned. May we all be able to bring light and passion to the routine in our lives. Shabbat Shalom from everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals.
It’s that time of year again when the berries grow in Israel… May everyone have a Shabbat concentrating on the cyclical nature of time, how lucky we are to keep coming back to certain events while still moving forward. Shabbat Shalom!