Shavua tov — a good new week to you.
If you’re interested in Jewish teachings about the solar eclipse, here’s a wonderful compilation of blessings, teachings, and other materials assembled by my friend and colleague Rabbi Riqi Kosovske: Jewish Solar Eclipse Resources.
The new month of Elul begins tomorrow. Four short weeks until Rosh Hashanah: time to shift our inner discernment work into higher gear. If you’d like to buy or borrow a copy of See Me: Elul Poems to enrich your experience of this special month, drop by my office (I’m in on Monday and Friday this week).
Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Rachel.
This week we’re reading Shoftim. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- 2006: Turning potential into reality
- 2008: Beat [Torah poem]
- 2009: The place [Torah poem]
- 2016: Balancing judgement with love
- 2016: Pursue justice so that you may truly live (at T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights)
And here are commentaries from the Union for Reform Judaism: Shoftim at the URJ.
Blessings to all,