Looking forward to Shabbat Shoftim

Shavua tov — a good new week to you.

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachel. This week we’re reading from parashat Shoftim.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

We’ve entered into the month of Elul, the month that leads us to the Days of Awe. For more on how to make this month meaningful, here’s a post from a few years ago called Seven ways to enrich your Elul.

It’s traditional to pray the words of Psalm 27 during this month. (There are links to several different versions in that post.) At Shabbat services this month and during the Days of Awe we’ll be singing a new setting of verse 13 of that psalm, which you can listen to here:

(If you can’t see the embedded audio player, you can go directly to the mp3 file here, and you can find sheet music and read more about the setting and the psalm here.)

Blessings to all —

Rabbi Rachel

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