In an essay for the New York Times, author Karen Bender writes about how both writing and reading helped her develop her sense of compassion:
A snail is attacked by a couple of tortoises. When later questioned by the police, the bewildered mollusk replies, “It all happened so quickly.” Here’s another: There is this man whose parrot is excessively foul-mouthed.
The pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, even the way we become ill and the way we die.
In the opening of parashat T’tzaveh, the eternal light reminds us that as we construct our places of worship, we must honor our role as stewards of the earth, and offer a hospitality that allows all of us to participate with dignity. What makes our prayer spaces sacred?
In Parashat Vayak’heil-P’kudei, the Israelites build the tabernacle in the middle of the desert, and because it is built from their heart, with their hands, the presence of God comes to dwell in that space.
Enjoy live acoustic performances, interviews, and conversation about songwriting, song leading, and music making hosted by well-known musician Alan Goodis. The podcast is perfect for music lovers, camp song leaders, cantors, teens, and musi
Parashat Vayikra is filled with drama. It can be gory and, at times, inexplicable. To help us understand exactly what unfolds in this active and high-stakes parashah, Rabbi Jacobs is joined by award winning playwright Michele Lowe.