Shavua tov — a good new week to you.
Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Lori Shaller. This week we’re reading from parashat Behar.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- 2005: Land, labor, liberty
- 2006: The importance of tending the earth
- 2007: Caretaker [Torah poem]
- 2009: Borrowed [Torah poem]
- 2014: Creating liberation; Shavuot; and the Jubilee
- 2015: God, too, is lonely: a d’var Torah for Behar-Bechukotai
And here are commentaries from the URJ:
We are now in the sixth week of the Omer, the week of yesod (roots, foundation, generativity.) Here are 49 poems for the Omer. The 49 days of the Omer count lead us from second seder to Shavuot. During these seven weeks, we prepare ourselves to receive Torah anew.
I hope you’ll join us at our Hudson Valley Shavuot Retreat on May 18-20 at the end of the Omer count — read all about it and register now! For those who choose to remain in North Adams, Rabbi Pam Wax is organizing a tikkun leyl Shavuot and will lead Shavuot morning services with Yizkor. Learn more: Two Ways to Celebrate Shavuot. (And for our Hebrew school families, stay tuned — there will also be a special Shavuot family program as well!)
Blessings to all —