Shavua tov — a good new week to you!
And: moadim l’simcha — wishing you a festival of rejoicing on these days of Pesach!
Monday is the seventh day of Pesach, the day when tradition says we crossed the sea. (For more on this, see: The seventh day: crossing the sea.) Join us at 10am for a short meditative and poetic service with Yizkor led by Rabbi Pam Wax, a chance to remember our beloved dead.
Also join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services. This week we’re reading Shemini. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- 2006: Why innovative prayer isn’t strange fire
- 2007: Holiness, wildlife, keeping awake
- 2008: Vessel [Torah poem] and Brokenness and purity
- 2009: Clear [Torah poem]
- 2015: From trauma to healing
- 2016: Attuning to the Presence
And here are commentaries from the URJ: Shmini at the URJ.
Wishing everyone a sweet and liberating continuation of Pesach —