Category Archives: Shabbat

Marking the Sacred and the Ordinary ~ The Cyclical Nature of Jewish Time

The way I think about time each day is heavily influenced by my ties to secular standards of time: a dental appointment at 2:30 on Tuesday; get to the bank before it closes at 5:00; the sale price at the grocery ends … Continue reading

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Shabbat VaYinafash ~ Rest, Restore, Re-Ensoul Yourself with Gratitude

A reminder to join our kehilla this Shabbat/Saturday morning, November 26th, when we will gather for Shabbat Vayinafash, a contemplative approach to Shabbat morning worship and Torah. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at a private home in Upper Arlington. Text 614.592.9593 … Continue reading

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Mo’adim l’Simcha ~ Festival of Joy … Sukkot Bounty and Responsibility

Many of us, even those of us who were raised in Jewish homes, did not grow up with a sukkah in our backyards. There was a sukkah built at the synagogue and we decorated it together, maybe had a festive … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shoftim & Rosh Chodesh Elul ~ At the Confluence of Justice and Love

As we entered Shabbat last weekend, we also turned from the month of Av to the month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. The month of Elul is the last month before the beginning of the Jewish year ~ Rosh … Continue reading

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Speaking to the Rock ~ The Power of our Tone and Body Language in Speech

This week, Chukat, in our cycle of Torah, we remain in the wilderness/B’midbar (also know as Numbers) continuing both the journey of learning “the rules” of behavior and right relationship, and the physical journey of travel from slavery in Egypt to the promised … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayinafash ~ Refresh, Relax, Re-Ensoul

A reminder to join our kehilla this Shabbat/Saturday morning, June 25th, when we will gather for Shabbat Vayinafash, a contemplative approach to Shabbat morning worship and Torah. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in our worship space at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Join … Continue reading

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May the Countenance of the Sacred Gaze Upon You and Grant You Peace

Zichrono livracha, we say when we speak of the dead. May their names be for blessing … This has been a week filled with a level of pain and grief and outrage that we can barely begin to process. So filled … Continue reading

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Walking in the Light of God ~ Parshat Bechukotai

The following is an offering from AJWS (American Jewish World Service) authored by Lisa Exler and originally published as part of the AJWS weekly Dvar Tzedek series in May, 2011. Walking—putting one foot after the other—is, for many of us, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Passover ~ Shabbat HaGadol

Join our kehilla this Shabbat/Saturday morning, April 16th, when we will gather for Shabbat Vayinafash, a contemplative approach to Shabbat morning worship and Torah. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in our worship space at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Join Spiritual … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayinafash ~ EnSOULing Ourselves, Observing Shabbat

A reminder to join our kehilla this Shabbat/Saturday morning, March 19th, when we will gather for Shabbat Vayinafash, a contemplative approach to Shabbat morning worship and Torah. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in our worship space at Covenant Presbyterian Church. … Continue reading

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