Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Mishpatim.

Shavua tov – a  good week to you!

This coming weekend is a First Friday weekend, so we will hold Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Shabbat Bride) services on Friday night. Please join us for services at 6pm on Friday, and also for Shabbat morning services at 9:30am on Saturday, led by Rabbi Rachel. Torah study will be included in Shabbat morning services.return-to-shabbat

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, some links follow:

And here’s the URJ’s compilation of commentaries on this week’s Torah portion: Mishpatim.

This weekend we’ll be using a melody from Nava Tehila, the Jewish Renewal community of Jerusalem, which is a setting of a verse from this week’s Torah portion. Here’s a YouTube video of the song, which is called “Livnat HaSapir.”

Here’s another melody we’ll use on Friday night — the song which welcomes the angels of Shabbat:

Shalom Aleichem, melody by Shneyer, as recorded here by Cantor Jeff Klepper:

(If you can’t see the embedded audio player, you can go directly to the audio file.)

Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact Pattie Lipman.

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