Shabbat Message July 24, 2020 – Parashat Devarim/Shabbat Hazon
for a short video D’var Torah: The Power of Words. (7 minutes)
for Rabbi Bolton’s sermon on Parshat Devarim: Moses’ Farewell Address – First Inspiration. (22 minutes)
for Rabbi Bolton and his son, Ziv, discussing and chanting Yismehu (Those who delight in the Sabbath) from Shabbat Mussaf.
for a video teaching and chanting: Yedid Nefesh “The Beloved of My Soul” including a look at the original manuscript of the poem from the JTS Rare Book Room. Chant along after a brief historical survey of this moving liturgy – which may not have been intended for the Siddur at all when Elazar Azikri wrote it most likely in 1568 in Tzfat. Click HERE
for a PDF of Yedid Nefesh from the Koren Sacks Siddur, which has the original version as it appears in the manuscript in the JTS Library.
for a recording of Rabbi Bolton and Ziv, chanting Anim Zemirot, after an exploration of the history of the Song of Glory. Click HERE
for pdf of Anim Zemirot from the Koren Sacks Siddur.
for a self-guided study source sheet:
Shabbat Hazon – A Sabbath of Vision:
Remembering the Destruction &
Navigate through sources that explore Moses’ farewell address to the Children of Israel and ask why he steers them into the tragedy and failure of the first generation? How does that relate to the creation story and to the stories of destruction of the First and Second Temples? Is there hope for a redemptive future? Shabbat Hazon – the Sabbath of Vision – is so named because of the introductory verse of the Book of Isaiah who begins by recounting our waywardness but envisions a time of a blessed future. We allow this Shabbat to be infused with a spirit of introspection and self-examination as much as we celebrate the joy of the Sabbath.