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Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

“Living God and Master of the Universe on high and dwelling in eternity, His name holy and He is sublime and created His world out of three words: sefer, sfar, sippur – letter, limit, and tale.“ So begins the ancient treatise, Sefer Yetzirah, which focuses on sound and its magical capacity for “making” and “world […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet-genesis-11-68-2/ Continue Reading...

Toldot — Genesis 25:19 – 28:9

What was the nature of the blindness that Isaac succumbed to later in life? Commenting on Genesis 27:1 (“When Isaac was old his eyes were too dim to see“), Rashi suggests something subtle: “When Isaac was bound to the altar and his father wanted to slaughter him, at that moment, the heavens opened up and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/toldot-genesis-2519-289-2/ Continue Reading...

Ilan Salomon-Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah

Shalom, my name is Ilan and I’m in the 8th grade at the San Francisco School. I enjoy playing sports, making videos, composing music digitally, and playing drums on my own or in my band. I also like talking, laughing, and hanging out with friends. My bar mitzvah is this coming Shabbat and, to be […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ilan-salomon-jacobs-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1-6:8

New Beginnings: How do I want to begin again this year? Whenever a new chapter in life is about to begin, it is wise to take a step back and ask: How do I want to begin? What are my hopes, aspirations, and dreams? The Jewish New Year is a time to ask ourselves similar […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet-genesis-11-68/ Continue Reading...

Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1-6:8

In attempting to capture the fleeting nature of creative genesis, T. S. Elliot (1888 – 1965) once famously wrote in The Four Quartets: “Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end.” This week, the story of creation we read […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet/ Continue Reading...