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Reb David

Soulspa: Torah Study Chevruta Style

This year’s weekly Torah cycle continues from now until after the fall holidays in a DIY – Chevruta style.  Yes, the students are now the teachers. Although we have focused on Kabbalistic texts, especially Zohar, this year, you are free to offer whatever you wish…it’s summer! If you wish to …

Soulspa: Torah Study Chevruta Style

This year’s weekly Torah cycle continues from now until after the fall holidays in a DIY – Chevruta style.  Yes, the students are now the teachers. Although we have focused on Kabbalistic texts, especially Zohar, this year, you are free to offer whatever you wish…it’s summer! If you wish to …

Soulspa: Torah Study Chevruta Style

This year’s weekly Torah cycle continues from now until after the fall holidays in a DIY – Chevruta style.  Yes, the students are now the teachers. Although we have focused on Kabbalistic texts, especially Zohar, this year, you are free to offer whatever you wish…it’s summer! If you wish to …

Temple Beth-El Sanctuary

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David

Let’s celebrate Shabbat face-to-face and on zoom together. For those who are vaccinated and boosted (please bring proof or submit via email …

Temple Beth-El Sanctuary

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David

Let’s celebrate Shabbat face-to-face and on zoom together. For those who are vaccinated and boosted (please bring proof or submit via email …

Temple Beth-El Sanctuary

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David

Let’s celebrate Shabbat face-to-face and on zoom together. For those who are vaccinated and boosted (please bring proof or submit via email …

Humility and Justice (Shoftim)

Shoftim includes one of Torah’s most famous lines (and, to a Jewish judge, the most pivotal): צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף לְמַ֤עַן תִּֽחְיֶה֙ (tzedek, tzedek tirdof) / “Justice, justice you must pursue, so you will live” (Deut. 16:20). While early tradition read this phrase as a call to honor court decisions (so we don’t take the law into our own hands), later generations read it philosophically, sensing in its repeat of the word צֶ֖דֶק (justice) two separate levels of justice – one human commended to our hands, another divine beyond human grasp.

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