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 Vitriol Before the Vision – Rabbi David Kasher
August 10th, 2019 — Shabbat Hazon
Isaiah was the most inspiring of the Hebrew Prophets. He offered us the vision of a utopian future that gave us hope, and carried us through history. In our darkest times, we have always turned back to the words of Isaiah, the great Comforter of Israel.
But Isaiah wasn’t always such a visionary prophet. He had to walk through fire and brimstone to get there.