Scott Shay, entrepreneur, thought leader, Jewish community activist, and author of two books, recently talked with us. Here’s what he said about God, religion, and more.
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When we can’t be Moses or Esther or whomever we want to be like, it’s OK – it’s necessary, even – to be Noah. Being “good enough” may not have the same glamor as leading an entire people to the Promised Land, but do you know what being “good enough” accomplished? In Noah’s case, it meant being trusted by the Holy Blessed One to literally start the entire world from scratch.
ReformJudaism.org caught up with Cantor Sacks to talk about her career and to gain her insights as our Ten Minutes of Torah commentator for the Book of Deuteronomy.
Dr. Ruhama Weiss, a professor at the Reform seminary in Jerusalem, challenge our assumptions as she examines the intersection of ancient texts and human experience.
As with so much of my writing, I use my poetry to explore our sacred text, to question the actions of our ancestors, and so perhaps find deeper understanding of God, or people, and myself.
In Parashat B'reishit, we are introduced to “text painting,” a basic method of trope that uses melody directly connected to the meaning of the words.
Knowing when to let go is a most difficult decisions many of us will face as we age. If we hold on to people or things too long, we risk harm to them and to ourselves.
It is a mitzvah to keep our bodies safe. It is a mitzvah to protect the bodies of others.
Whatever our age, we must never stop learning; the quest for lifelong learning is vital. We can use the knowledge to better ourselves and to understand the world to decide how we must act.
Inspired by Shirat HaYam (Song of the Sea), which appears in this week’s Torah portion, Parashat B’shalach, Stacey Zisook Robinson wrote this poem about freedom.