This week, we return to the beginning. We return to ourselves, simplicity, the foundations of creation. Shabbat shalom!
On Rosh Hashana, we read of the sacrifice of Isaac, the prayer of Hannah and redemption in Jeremiah. As we enter this first Shabbat of 5782, may we connect with those words that our people have been reading for so many generations and find the ability to pray from our hearts, connect to holiness and look forward with hope. We
This week we are reminded of the rules of war in the Torah portion, however, Chicago Jewish Funerals would like to extend its congratulations to our founder, David, on the marriage of his son, Gabriel to Julia! The lifecycle is a thing to celebrate, not just in joyous times, but also at times when things are tough, like in times
Shabbat shalom! We are finally comforted by the words of our tradition after the destruction we mourned earlier this week. May we have a restful Shabbat.
As we come into the month of Av, we keep Jerusalem in our hearts and prayers. May these 9 days of collective mourning be met with comfort. Shabbat Shalom!
How good are your tents, oh Jacob, your tabernacles, oh Israel! This week, instead of cursing the children of Israel, Bilam saw the beauty, positivity and life of the camp of Israel, and blessed us instead. May we all have the strength to see the good things in the peoples around us, and be careful to give them blessings instead
Shabbat shalom! May we all feel rested and appreciated this Shabbat.
This week, 10 spies come back to the Israelites afraid of what is in store for them in the promised land. Two come back with a bunch of grapes and praise the gifts of the promised land. There is always something positive to see in every situation, may we all have the perspective to look deeper and find it. Shabbat
This week, Aaron, the high priest, is instructed how to light the menorah, the 7 lamps of the holy candelabra. This symbol has come to represent Jewish autonomy, freedom and deliverance. This week, we pray for the safety of the Jewish people worldwide and that the light of the menorah brings hope, freedom and joy to all.