Shabbat Nitzavim/VaYelekh: Finding Firm Ground in all this Chaos

In all these years of finding good lessons and food for thought in our shared Torah study, we have faced many challenges together and sought their meaning for our lives as Jews. This Shabbat is no different. The chaos intensifies around us until we want to scream Dayenu! “It’s enough!” The plagues increase in number and inContinue reading “Shabbat Nitzavim/VaYelekh: Finding Firm Ground in all this Chaos”

Shabbat Nitzavim-VaYelekh: Looking Back to See Ahead

What a year 5777 was. Do you remember back, past last November? The presidential election came as such a tremendous surprise to so many that it makes last High Holy Days – only a year ago – seem as if that time belongs to another world. Interestingly enough, if we look farther back, we mayContinue reading “Shabbat Nitzavim-VaYelekh: Looking Back to See Ahead”