As we begin the Book of Numbers this week, Rabbi Samantha Natov explores how we redefine who we are in this liminal space and how this moment in time offers a chance for growth and renewal.
Rabbi Samantha Natov explores Judaism’s take on blame, delving into this week’s parashah and the episode of the scapegoat, over whom Aaron confessed all the Israelites’ iniquities before casting it away into the wilderness.
Rabbi Samantha Natov explores Judaism’s views on compassion: how to be there for others without becoming overwhelmed ourselves.
On Shabbat morning during Passover, Rabbi Samantha Natov discussed Moses' crisis of faith which paralleled that of the Israelites', leading them to create the Golden Calf. "The first thing Moses says to God is: 'Oh, please, let me behold Your presence.'" God lets Moses see His back as He passes by — a perfect metaphor for the experience of faith.
On the morning of Passover and with spring in the air, Rabbi Samantha Natov spoke about how our history and practicing gratitude for even the smallest things helps us to be resilient in tough times like these.