Last week, god introduces himself to Moses as “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh,” or “I will be what I will be.” This photo is taken from David Yallin street in Jerusalem this past week, which has the name of god, as he speaks of himself, written in ancient Hebrew. This week, god uses the Tetragrammaton when sharing with Moses that god will
The beginning of a new book, a new journey, a new cycle of relearning what redemption means. May we continue to appreciate this wonderful new start. Shabbat Shalom!
This Shabbat, during the Festival of Lights, we remember the first Yartzeit of the incredible Rosalind Fox Jacobson, mother of our founder, David. Roz reminded us of many of the lessons of Hannukah; to sing, to be joyful, to eat delicious things, to call your family, and so much more. We wish for all of you to bring forth the
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 us did. May we be grateful for all of
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 week. Shabbat shalom!
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.