Shabbat Shalom! This week, may we be blessed to find peace in nature, in ourselves and in others.
This week we begin the cycle of the reading of the Torah. It starts with: “In the beginning” Everything is new… -Creation -The relationship with G-d -The relationship with nature and with one another Let us all have hope that this new beginning is filled with health, peace, calmness and love. Shabbat Shalom (Photo credit to Iris Jacobson)
This week, in the last moments of the Torah, we read of the last breath of Moses. Deuteronomy 34:7-8 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. And the Israelites bewailed Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.
Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff David Jacobson’s Gomle Fund buys $6,000 plot for Beth Salamensky, who died alone, far from locked-down family. Online service draws unexpected crowd of empathetic strangers By JESSICA DONATH24 September 2020, 3:47 am David Jacobson in the sanctuary of Chicago Jewish Funerals, September 2020. (Silvio Ribeiro) David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish
May our tents and our hearts stay open, our journeys be fruitful and our path the path of Torah. Chag Sameach! Happy Sukkot!
Shabbat of return, shabbat of repentance. Wishing everyone a shabbat of love and renewal.
Wishing everyone a healthy, meaningful and joyful new year.
כִּֽי־קָר֥וֹב אֵלֶ֛יךָ הַדָּבָ֖ר מְאֹ֑ד בְּפִ֥יךָ וּבִֽלְבָבְךָ֖ לַעֲשֹׂתֽוֹ׃ The thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it. May we all feel a feeling of return, a feeling of recreation, in this final Shabbat of the year. Shabbat shalom!
In the beautiful words of this week’s portion, we would like to bless our community that you may always be blessed in your comings and blessed in your goings. ברוך אתה בבואך וברוך אתה בצאתך Shabbat Shalom!