reflection by Rabbi Daniel Silverstein

    “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Have two silver trumpets made; make them of hammered work. They shall serve you to summon the community and to set the divisions in motion” (Numbers 10:2)

    The following verses state that these trumpets are blown to assembl...

    Or HaLev
    14.06.19 02:15 PM - Comment(s)
    reflection by Genevieve Greinetz, rabbinic intern
     
    It is amazing how much depth we can glean when we sit with one seemingly small detail that arises in meditation. During a recent three-week retreat, I sat with the miniscule details of indecision. My usual indecision was wildly magnified to the ...
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    14.06.19 02:14 PM - Comment(s)

    reflection by Genevieve Greinetz, rabbinic intern

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    For me, mundane life is one of the biggest spiritual challenges. When I am not on retreat, when things are settled and “uninteresting” in my life, when I am ...

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    14.06.19 01:52 PM - Comment(s)

    By: Genevieve Greinetz, Rabbinic Intern


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    In scouring over Parshat Emor, I found myself skipping over the horrendous parts of it. The parsha begins by relaying that all people who “have a defect” are not allow...

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    12.05.19 10:38 AM - Comment(s)

    By: Rabbi Sara Brandes


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    Were you to wonder if there is such a thing as Jewish mindfulness, you would need look no further than Parashat Kedoshim, which we read in Israel this Shabbat. For in it we find the cla...

    Or HaLev
    08.05.19 06:50 AM - Comment(s)