Shabbat, Holidays & Rituals

Rich and Poor

In this session we explore where our appreciation of Am, of Peoplehood, intersects with our desire for economic freedom – freedom to make a living,

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Naso

Spark: What happens when an ideal fails to live up to our dreams? The Torah describes the Nazir, someone who removes himself from society in

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Behar

Spark: The Jewish tradition has profound things to say about environmentalism and sustainability. Those ancient ideas and values are being given new life and expression

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Kedoshim

Spark: The Modern State of Israel is the best opportunity we’ve had in 2000 years to fulfill the Torah’s call to create a just and ethical society. Right now, there are many exciting groups in Israel that are trying to do just that.

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Metzora

Spark: Sometimes we need to destroy our old conceptions/models of Israel to discover new treasure.     [To download print-out copy, click here] Framing: Sometimes

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Vayikra

Spark: Acknowledging and accepting the fact the leaders will disappoint us is the first step towards improving them.

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