Are you a synagogue or what? Yes and no and kinda. Words like “synagogue” can feel constraining, and we want to think expansively about what Jewish life can be… so we think of ourselves as a spiritual community, and let the experience define itself.
“Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.”–Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “On Prayer”
We are all searching for something. What’s your thing?
The Great Stopping – Rabbi David Kasher
May 8th, 2020 — Shabbat Emor
This week we are introduced to the masterpiece that is the Jewish Calendar, with all the Biblical holidays listed in order for the first time. So which of them speaks most directly to the reality of our current moment? The one you’ve probably never heard of.