Shavua tov — a good new week to all! And also chodesh tov, a good new month to all — tonight we enter the new month of Iyar.
This week’s Shabbat morning services will be led by Rabbi Rachel, and we’re reading from parashat Kedoshim.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s parsha, here are a few:
- 2008: Gevurah [Torah poem]
- 2010: On holy community
- 2012: On loving our neighbors
- 2017: Because [Torah poem]
- 2017: Shabbat, renewal, and you
Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Building Jewish), this week written by Rabbi Ben Newman, and sketchnoted as always by Steve Silbert: Time to Build: Sandcastles, Start-ups, and Suffering the Need for Speed.
And here are commentaries from the URJ on this week’s parsha:
We’re in the third week of the Omer, the week of tiferet (harmony and balance.) 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. There will be a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at CBI on Saturday June 8 led by Rabbi Pam Wax, and there will also be an opportunity for an overnight retreat in New York that night with Rabbi Rachel — stay tuned for more information on both!
May your Omer journey be meaningful and fruitful.
Hope to see you soon at CBI,