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Report From Dublin

Rabbi Glazer recently participated in Philosophizing Monotheism, a conference at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. On his return to the States, he shared the inspiring report below. The wonderful conference was the culmination of an ongoing relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few intentions […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

Pekudei – Exodus 38:21 – 40:38

As we close the Book of Exodus, let us return to the challenge posed to our assumptions about the myth of the return of religion by philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in You Must Change Your Life (2014). Recall that Sloterdijk argues that it is not religion that is returning, but a mode in which humans are […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pekudei-exodus-3821-4038-2/ Continue Reading...

Ki Tissa — Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

“Literature, painting, and sculpture give material expression to all the spiritual concepts implanted in the depths of the human soul, and as long as even one line hidden in the depth of the soul has not been expressed outwardly, then it remains the task of art [avodat ha’umanut] to bring it out” (Rav Kook, Olat […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ki-tissa-exodus-3011-3435-2/ Continue Reading...

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

The American investment manager Diane Garnick (born 1967) once remarked that: “Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.“ Just how volatile are the earnings of the burgeoning Jewish community we read about this week in Pekudei? An accounting must now be made […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pekudei-exodus-3821-4038/ Continue Reading...

Ki Tissa — Exodus 30:11-34:35

In Ki Tissa, design of the Tabernacle is assigned to the wise-hearted artisans, Bezalel and Aholiav. We hear the echo of their influence in Israel even today. For example, the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, established in 1906 by artist Boris Schatz, has evolved into one of the world’s most prestigious art schools. We […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ki-tissa-exodus-3011-3435/ Continue Reading...

Shabbat Art Experience

This Shabbat, CBS will launch the Shabbat Art Experience, a new activity for families with children in grades 2 – 6 that will occur on select Shabbats when our Shabbat School is not taking place! The program is free of charge, however participation in each session is limited to the first ten families that RSVP. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shabbat-art-experience/ Continue Reading...