Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
About 4 years ago, my family and I moved to a decent size Jewish community. There are several Torah institutions in town, but we typically go to the big shul. With a 100+ year history and a good 300 people on Shabbat, there is always something going on.
There are a lot of young families and the shul provides Shabbat programming for different age kids. For whatever reason there are some kids that don’t go to the Shabbas Groups and end up either sitting with their parents or, more often than not, playing with their friends in the hallways and social hall.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On a normal week, I think about the Torah portion and what in it that inspires me either when I’m learning or at shul. Unfortunately this week, instead of going to shul for morning and evening services, I spent most days at a Shiva house.
As I left the home and made my way to work, I thought to myself that it was just the normal thing to do to support someone in their time of need. Nothing so special. It’s just what we do as a community.
It would be great if we could always be so sensitive to our fellow, but sometimes it’s only when our friend is celebrating or, as in the name of the parsha acharei mos (literally after death), that we can really reach a point where we can truly merge our feelings to be one with our fellow.
This week’s Dvar Torah in the memory of Leib ben Bear.