Monthly Archives: May 2012
Where does the journey begin? Where will it go? -Debbie Friedman For me, my journey begins with this week’s parasha, Naso. Or at least, a major part of it does. I digress. The Haftarah describes the very beginning of … Continue reading
As we head into the second Hava Nashira Songleaders Conference without Debbie Friedman, I share a piece written last year at this time. Although last year’s program was incredibly healing, her loss is still felt among us Hava Nashir-ites. And … Continue reading
Blogging the Torah: Parashat Behar-Bechukkotai, How Can I Observe Sh’mittah when I Live in a Four-Story Walk-Up?
One of my favorite books of midrashim is the children’s book, Does God Have a Big Toe? In the first story, “Partners,” Rabbi Marc Gellman describes a conversation between God and the angels. The angels think that the universe is … Continue reading
I am confused. I am probably more confused than I ever have been in reading the Torah. In this week’s Torah portion, Emor, after a lengthy discussion of the holiday cycle, a strange little story is tagged on. We learn … Continue reading