Monthly Archives: October 2020

Atah Chonen: A Prayer for Wisdom

From My Jewish Learning

Prayer offers us a daily opportunity to embrace God with words while seeking — through the language of petition and supplication — a way to articulate our most profound needs. It is in the searching and… Continue reading

Inviting the Presence: A Drasha for Rosh HaShanah 5781

By Reb Daniel Lev

The cover of the ZoharIn Deuteronomy 30:11-14 it says: “For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say: ‘Who… Continue reading

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life Well Lived

By Sid Goldstein

Ruth Bader Ginsburg portrait in black and white

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020. She was arguably, the most important Jewish supreme court justice since Felix Frankfurter. Judge Ginsberg lived an extraordinary life. In her roles as both a litigator and… Continue reading

Rosh HaShanah Drash: 9.20.2020

By Avi Soifer

In a time of crisis: “Don’t just stand there, do something!”—A response, I think from Truah: Don’t just do something, stand there. I think of the ancient religions of Mesopotamia: “[T]he sign of the god… Continue reading

Sof as a Community

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

A bowl of honey on top of cut green apples with the skin still on.

As a community we have remained close, stayed together and reached incredible heights of ruach, creating uplifting, joyous zoom Shabbats for the last six months. Our experiences and spiritual connections on zoom are a community achievement… Continue reading

The Jewish Holidays following Yom Kippur

Friday evening, October 2 Erev Sukkot
Saturday, October 3 Shabbat Sukkot
Sunday, October 4 Sukkot Festival Day
Monday-Friday, October 5-9 Chol HaMoed regular workdays during Sukkot.
Friday evening, October 9 Shemini Atseret into Saturday October 10
Saturday night October 10… Continue reading

A beautiful version of Avinu Malkaenu. Enjoy!

Children Singing Avinu Malkenu

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  • The Royal Road to Relational Spirituality
    This is a 10 session course taught in 2019. Click here to purchase full course recordings. Click here for a free download of first session. Derekh HaMelekh— “The Royal Road”—is a collection of Shabbat and holiday teachings by Reb Kalanymous Kalman Shapira, who was the “Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto” as well as a major […]
  • Rising Above Isolation: The Piaseczner Rebbe’s Shavuot Torah of Connection
    Dates and Times: Tuesdays – May 12, May 19, May 267 – 8 pm EST Cost: Pay-what-you-can  Presenter: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit Description: We’ll learn together an amazing Shavuot Torah by Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe, also known for being the Hasidic Rebbe in the Warsaw Ghetto during the horrific years of the Holocaust. In this Torah he explores […]