The Mishnah tells us that: On Shabbat, the Levites in the ancient Temple would sing: “Mizmor shir l’yom HaShabbat – A psalm, a song for Shabbat day” (Psalm 92). This is to be understood as being a psalm, a song for the future – for the day that will be nothing but Shabbat and restContinue reading “Shabbat: A Symbol of Our Hope for a Better World”
Today is Tu Bishevat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It’s known as the “New Year of the Trees.” Why do trees need a new year? In ancient times, this was an accounting cutoff – the borderline between “last year’s produce” and “this year’s produce” for purposes of tithing to the Temple. WeContinue reading “Tu Bishevat: An Urgent Wake-up Call from Our Planet”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qygi5-f4c28c The story of Joseph teaches a lesson about the little ways that we change the world.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jdec4-f4163d Is praying just about asking God for things, or is there something deeper, more unexpected going on? This week’s Torah portion has some insight.