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Shemini – Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Shemini You are what you eat, so they say. But more importantly, as Jews, we eat only in the context of creation. In this week’s reading, Shemini, aside from Aaron’s mysterious silence in the face of his sons’ immolation, we are drawn into the distinctions conveyed through our dietary laws. The laws of kashrut are commanded, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shemini-leviticus-91-1147-2/ Continue Reading...

Rabbi Glazer Reviews Kabbalah and Ecology

Kabbalah&Ecology It’s Earth Day! What better time to highlight Rabbi Glazer‘s review of Rabbi David Seidenberg‘s book Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image In The More-Than-Human World (Cambridge University Press, 2015)? The book review was published in the March 2016 of the journal Theological Studies, but can read it in full by clicking here. In the write-up, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/rabbi-glazer-reviews-kabbalah-and-ecology/ Continue Reading...

USY Ocean Beach Cleanup

SFUSY 2015 Beach Cleanup This Veterans Day, CBS Youth Advisor David Herrera and eight SFUSY teens spent the school holiday morning collecting litter at Ocean Beach. Good stewardship and citizenship are universal values, but our Jewish texts teach us to prioritize sh’mirat ha’teva, meaning protecting or taking care of the Earth. According to Jewish tradition, a critical part of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/usy-ocean-beach-cleanup/ Continue Reading...