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On this Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat after Tisha b’Av in which we as a people are comforted, we at Chicago Jewish Funerals feel grateful to be celebrating (on August 1st) our 23rd year of having the privilege of serving the community, comforting the mourner and taking care of the deceased. We feel honored and humbled to be trusted time and
The experience of grieving always feels like visiting a foreign place, feeling disoriented and isolated in the new reality of life without the person we loved. COVID-19 has increased our isolation as it keeps us from grieving in community. Let’s come together virtually on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 PM to learn alternative ways to mourn and grieve
וַיִּקְח֤וּ בְיָדָם֙ מִפְּרִ֣י הָאָ֔רֶץ וַיּוֹרִ֖דוּ אֵלֵ֑ינוּ וַיָּשִׁ֨בוּ אֹתָ֤נוּ דָבָר֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ טוֹבָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־ה אֱלֹקינוּ נֹתֵ֥ן לָֽנוּ They took some of the fruit of the land with them and brought it down to us. And they gave us this report: “It is a good land that the LORD our God is giving to us.” Shabbat Shalom!
Thai week, we follow the story of the children of Israel as they discover what is means to make a vow, to battle over land and to inherit land. May we all contribute to learn and be connected to our roots. Shabbat Shalom!
This week we celebrate the success of the 5 daughters of Zelaphohad, Hogla, Mahlah, Tirzah, Noa and Milkah, who, despite having no brothers, receive their father’s inheritance and have the law changed for their just cause. May we all look with mercy towards those who demand change and always fight for a just society! Shabbat shalom!
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