Shabbat Message August 7, 2020 – Parashat Ekev

Click HERE for a sermon: “Holy Eating” related to Parshat Ekev, Nancy Wolfson-Moche’s new book, Vegetables for Breakfast, and S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize winning novella And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight which the OZ Book Club discussed on August 2nd.
Click HERE for a video Torah study of Deuteronomy 8:1 with the Ramban’s commentary: What’s “All This Mitzvah” About?
Click HERE for a self-guided study source sheet: Eat, Be Satisfied, and Bless! (And Is There a Separate Blessing for Dessert?) on the famous verse from this week’s parsha, Ekev: “And you shall eat, and be satisfied, and then you shall bless Adonai your God.” (Deuteronomy 8:10)
HaMakom Y’nahem
The world suffered a great loss this week when our beloved teacher, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz z’l died. May his family be comforted among the Mourners of Zion and all of us receive inspiration from his light. Click HERE for Remembering Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz z’l
New! Click HERE for Rabbi Bolton teaching about V’Shamru and chant along. V’Shamru: Keeping Shabbat, Guarding Our Agreement.
Click HERE 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.
Click HERE for Rabbi Bolton and his son, Ziv, discussing and chanting Yismehu (Those who delight in the Sabbath) from Shabbat Mussaf.
Click HERE for a recording of Rabbi Bolton and Ziv, chanting Anim Zemirot, after an exploration of the history of the Song of Glory.