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Sounds of Prayer

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 14, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. This morning I participated in the program organized by CJP and JCRC to connect Boston with Israel during these troubling times.  I offered these words of prayer: Some of the best moments […]
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Consequences

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 7, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. The Book of Leviticus comes to an end this week with an addendum to the holiness code offered earlier in the book. In those previous chapters, we found ways to be holy […]
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Genocide

  • Posted by Amy Sherr
  • On April 30, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. We can’t make history go away. Eventually it returns as a reckoning or worse as a reoccurrence someplace else but with the same purpose. The same is true with genocide. With the intentional and strategic campaign of extermination of a group […]
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Master/Rule or Till/Tend

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On April 23, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. There are two stories of creation of the world. Each has its own method with which to sustain the newly created world. In the first story, the world is unformed and void. There […]
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Listen

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On April 16, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. This is a story about the difference between listening and hearing. We might hear what someone says, but not actually listen. In II Kings chapter 5, we meet Na’aman, a warrior Aramean commander. […]
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Scream

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On April 9, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. As we come off of Yom Hashoah this past Thursday, a day of remembering, commemorating, and marking the Holocaust, we are summoned to hold its lessons with us each day. Elie Wiesel was one who bore witness and recognized how silence led to […]
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The Night of Watching

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On April 2, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat and this week, as we are coming to the end of Passover. I share with you the D’var Torah I offered last Friday night at Qabbalat Shabbat Services. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. It is the perfect summary, placed between […]
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Rebirth

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 26, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and this week, Pesach. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. Passover starts the cycle of the Jewish holidays. The Torah refers to it as the first month. Rosh Hashanah falls in the seventh month but it is also […]
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Closer

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 19, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. This Shabbat, we make a shift. From Exodus to Leviticus, we move from the monumental story of leaving Egypt to the detailed instructions about the sacrificial system. Thousands of years later, we are […]
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Recesses of Our Heart

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 12, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. The book of Exodus begins and ends with a construction project.  When Exodus opens, the Israelites are slaves under the fateful whip of the taskmasters.  None of them serve as designers, engineers, skilled […]
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