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Counting the Omer Reflections

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:00:00 am
This year, to count the Omer, we shared daily reflections on our Facebook page. You can find all the reflections below to peruse and meditate whenever it works for you! Day ...

Our Rabbi's Torah Talk: B'midbar

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Today, to the joy of some and the chagrin of others, many businesses in St. Louis are opening as city and county officials lift many of the measures put in place to halt the spread of the virus. I can’t help but notice the synchronicity of the fact that at the same time on our Jewish calendar, we begin reading the book of Numbers, because of course, reopening is all about the numbers...

Our Rabbis Torah Talk: B'har - B'chukotai

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Seven is a mystical number in Judaism-Shabbat is the seventh day of the week, brides circle their grooms seven times, we count the Omer period of seven weeks of seven days that take us from Passover to Shavuot.  This week, we hear of yet another mystical use of the number seven with the shmitah, or sabbatical year.  Every seventh year, the Torah teaches us that everyone on earth, and even the earth itself, should get a rest.  Fields are to be left fallow, slaves are to be freed, and debts are to be forgiven...

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