Torah Commentary

Angel Spotting

October 17, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
I sat by the water, moving from sun to shadow, listening to the sound of the slight breeze creating a ripple effect. In the sky, an occasional seagull, butterfly of cinnamon color, or airplane would fly by. The world was in constant motion, and yet I sensed a stillness

Listening to Our Calling

October 10, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
The spiritual journey is not a destination but rather it is a manifestation of our life’s purpose. It is now and here that we can listen to the quiet beyond the quiet.

The Window of Noah’s Ark

October 4, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
We will never know the historicity of this great flood. Other cultures write of devasting floods, most notably the Babylonian narrative of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Living in the Light of Goodness

September 27, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar

When God began to create heaven and earth the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water. God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God

The Awe of Torah Study

September 27, 2021Cantor Evan Kent
This week’s Torah portion, V’zot HaB’racha, recounts the final minutes of Moses’ life. Moses has led the people from slavery to freedom and now, in his last moments, he will offer blessings to the assembled Israelite nation.