Shavua tov– a good week to you! Join us this coming Shabbat for services led by Rabbi Rachel. This Friday (June 3) is a First Friday, so we’ll gather for Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6pm. On Saturday morning we will read from parashat Bechukotai.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, Behar, some links follow:
- 2008: Either/Or [Torah poem]
- 2012: A Shabbat for the earth
- 2014: On engraved-pathways and connective-commandments
- 2015: God, too, is lonely: a d’var Torah for Behar-Bechukotai
And here’s the URJ’s compilation of commentaries on this week’s Torah portion: Bechukotai at the URJ.
Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact the office.
As we move from Pesach to Shavuot, we enter deeper into the journey of counting the Omer — the days which connect our festival of liberation with our festival of revelation.
Don’t forget to register for the Shavuot retreat at Isabella Freedman! As members of an ALEPH Network community we receive a substantial discount; include the registration code VELVETEEN and you’ll get a $150 discount on that retreat.
Blessings to all,