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:
- 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 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:
Blessings to all —