I Miss You My Friends!

Greetings my sweet and sagacious spiritual companions, I dearly miss our interactions here. The Wild Pomegranate (check out my updated About Me Page) remains near and dear to my heart. We’ll be taking those deep dives into Jewish wellsprings again very soon! Lately, I’ve been getting my eclectically spiritual groove on at Sacred SoulSongs. Sacred …

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Shavuot 2020

שבועות Shavuot (meaning Weeks) originated as a harvest festival in the Torah and morphed (by rabbinical device) into a holiday commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mt Sinai. On the second day of Pesach/Passover we begin Sefirat Ha-omer, (The Counting the Omer) — a 49 day (seven week) count down that ends on Shavuot, …

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GD and the Bible: Fact or Fiction

I regard the bible as a window into ancient times and the beginning of an evolving story, not the end. It’s an ongoing dialogue from generation to generation (l’dor v’ dor  לדור ודור) enhanced by our present moments of wisdom and awareness. Is the biblical GD real? Is the bible true, metaphorical or historical fiction? …

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Bamidbar – Weekly Torah Portion (D’var Torah)

Parashat Bamidbar / פרשת במדבר The parsha (Torah Portion) for this Shabbat. Many rabbis focus on the census portion of Bamidbar. The counting of the people is an important message (let everyone be counted, let everyone count and let everyone stand up and be counted!) but there’s another aspect that stands out to me as …

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