New CNS Adult Class: "Shacharit in 3 Acts or Who's Talking to Whom?" with Rabbi Stuart Kelman
A New Adult Education Class at Netivot Shalom!
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"When I pray, I talk to God; when I study
Torah, God talks to me."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel z"l
"Shacharit in 3 Acts" or "Who's Talking to Whom?"
with Rabbi Stuart Kelman
Founding Rabbi of Netivot Shalom and an Editor of Machzor Lev Shalem
Is prayer a natural art or is it an acquired skill? Come discover why the rabbis of old created and fashioned a set of experiences and words as a response to that question. In each of the three sessions, which can be taken independently, we'll delve deeper into the words and just what it is that they are supposed to do when we say them. It would be lovely if you have good Hebrew skills, but they are not necessary for these sessions. And if you have your ownsiddurthat you like to use, bring it along!
WHERE: Congregation Netivot Shalom
WHEN: Mondays 7:30 to 9pm
Nov. 4: Sh'ma and its Blessings: Connecting
Nov. 11: The Amida: Getting Intimate
Nov. 18: Torah Service: Learning and Acting
$10 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…