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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...

Elise Taubman’s Bat Mitzvah

Elise_thumb Shalom! My name is Elise Taubman and I am a 7th grader at the Brandeis School of San Francisco. At Brandeis, I enjoy taking electives on computer programming and discussing Shakespeare with my classmates in my English class. The best part of school is that I get to hang out with a great group of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/elise-taubmans-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Why Is Gambling Associated With Hanukkah?

Dreidel2 For American Jews, it’s that time of the year again. Parents of young children are talking about “the December Dilemma,” Jewish a cappella groups are in overdrive, hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) are being pulled out of deep storage, and we’re all drooling in anticipation of latkes, applesauce, and sour cream. Adam Sandler even wrote and performed […] http://bethsholomsf.org/why-is-gambling-associated-with-hanukkah/ Continue Reading...

Hanukkah 5776 — Rededicating Ourselves

Hanukkiah copy Next Tuesday, December 1, is #GivingTuesday. What is this curious hashtag weekday? Created by New York City‘s 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is a response to the consumer-oriented shopping “holidays” of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From the #GivingTuesday website: “Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power […] http://bethsholomsf.org/hanukkah-5776-rededicating-ourselves/ Continue Reading...