A Shabbat of healing, melody, and memory

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

We’ve come down from the mountain: Shavuot is past, and now our task is to integrate whatever revelation we’ve received and to weave it into the fabric of our daily lives.

During tomorrow morning’s service, I’ll teach a simple new setting of the first line of the psalm for Shabbat, set to a melody by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, as arranged by Rabbi Shir Yaakov. You can hear the melody here:

As Reb Shlomo writes, “The whole wide world is waiting to sing a song of Shabbat” — join us in singing.

This Shabbat we’ll mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day at CBI with a moment of silence to remember the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives at Normandy.

In this week’s Torah portion we’ll read the story which gives rise to Moses’ fervent prayer of healing: “Please, God, please heal her!” May our prayers for healing reach those who mourn the losses sustained on D-Day, and all those in need of healing everywhere.

Shabbat shalom —

Rabbi Rachel

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s