Shavua tov — a good new week to you.
The coming Shabbat is Rosh Chodesh, New Moon — and it will usher in the new lunar month of Elul, the month leading us to the Days of Awe.
Stay tuned for more on that later this week, including a new musical setting of a verse from Psalm 27, the psalm for Elul, that will carry us through the high holiday season.
Meanwhile, please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield. This week we’re reading from parashat 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 (originally published at Radical Torah)
- 2008: Not empty-handed [Torah poem]
- 2009: Ear [Torah poem]
- 2012: Blessing and curse
Here’s a commentary from Rabbi David Markus:
And here are commentaries from the URJ:
Blessings to all —