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Behar / Bechukotai – Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Behar-Bechukotai “Sowing the seed, my hand is one with the earth. …Hungry and trusting, my mind is one with the earth. Eating the fruit, my body is one with the earth.“ Wendell Berry’s poem “Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer” asks us to consider how the farmer is like the farm. Similarly, the strong language […] http://bethsholomsf.org/behar-bechukotai-leviticus-251-2734/ Continue Reading...

Matot/Massei — Numbers 30:2 – 36:13

Thumb_CoverDesign_MatotMassei Parashat Matot Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), a German-born Swiss author, once remarked: “Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.“ Hesse’s universal vision of human enlightenment requires us to transcend our worldly boundaries. Ironically, religion […] http://bethsholomsf.org/matotmassei-numbers-302-3613/ Continue Reading...