Shavua tov — a good new week to you.
Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Pam Wax.
This Shabbat has a special name: Shabbat Mevarchim Elul. “Shabbat Mevarchim” means it’s a Shabbat of special blessings because of the coming new lunar month (a new month begins in the following week) — in this case, the month of Elul, leading up to the Days of Awe. Here’s a teaching about the month of Elul: Seeking the Beloved.
This week we’re reading Re’eh. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- 2005: Thoughts on kashrut
- 2006: The God we know
- 2008: Not empty-handed [Torah poem]
- 2009: Ear [Torah poem]
- 2012: Blessing and curse
Blessings to all,