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7.03.20

Bless You!

"How do we offer blessing to a person whom we feel threatened by, or who challenges us to our core?" asks Rabbi Shira Gluck. Our tradition reminds us that all humans are created in the image of God and so we honor the humanity of every person. We must remind ourselves of this and make space for each other, since "no one is created with malice, or evil, or cruelty."

 

6.26.20

Finding Our Way Back to Wonder

"Attuning ourselves to the small miracles of everyday life may help us move forward,” says Rabbi Shira Gluck. "This can be a sprout of hope as we wander the wilderness of this time, as our ancestors wandered the wilderness of Sinai.”

1.31.20

Finding Your Letter of the Torah

“’Let my people go!’ isn't complete,” says Rabbi Shira Gluck at a special Kabbalat Shabbat in her honor. “The full message that Moses and Aaron delivered to Pharaoh: was, ‘Let my people go that they may worship me.’ Israel is meant to worship together as one. Just as the very first chag l'Adonai was a gathering to celebrate the Eternal, this Shabbat is a celebration of us — and the sacred relationship between rabbi and congregation.”