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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...

Acharei Mot / Kedoshim – Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_AchareiMot-Kedoshim In conversation with a Jewish artist, I recently quipped that all artists must see their art as an offering to the Other Side. “What?!,” the artist exclaimed. In order to quell the energy of the negative forces in the universe, I explained, the mystical interpretation of many rituals, especially sacrifice, is understood as a way […] http://bethsholomsf.org/acharei-mot-kedoshim-leviticus-161-2027/ Continue Reading...

Vayikra – Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_ParashatVayikra It was recently reported that some Bible teachers at a Californian Christian seminary cited the lack of recycling bins on campus as a pure expression of their faith – namely, that by using up resources as quickly as possible, they were hastening the coming of the Lord and the New Creation. With the rise of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayikra-leviticus-11-526-2/ Continue Reading...

A Visit From Rabbi Yonatan Neril

thumbnail_rabbiyonatanneril_achshavyisrael_december2016 This past Sunday afternoon, December 18, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its seventh program, “Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the Relevance of Jewish Teachings.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a full report and some photographs snapped during the gathering. * * * * * Rabbi Yonatan Neril, founder and Executive […] http://bethsholomsf.org/a-visit-from-rabbi-yonatan-neril/ Continue Reading...

Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the
Relevance of Jewish Teachings

thumbnail_interfaithcenter Buy your tickets our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the Relevance of Jewish Teachings” will take place on Sunday, December 18, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret Hall. Join Achshav Yisrael and Rabbi Yonatan Neril to learn about ecology in Israel and what Jewish wisdom has to teach us about environmentalism. Rabbi […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israels-environmental-challenges-the-relevance-of-jewish-teachings/ Continue Reading...