Shabbat Message, Dec. 18, 2020, Parashat Miketz

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat sermon Don’t Leave the Letter Unopened: Dreams, Dreamers and Interpreting Dreams. The narratives of Genesis and passages in the Talmud Tractate Brakhot encourage us to dream, interpret them and to see our dream lives as a satisfying part of our existence.

Click HERE (video) for Torah Study with Rashi Hope, Hunger and Families of the Earth based on this week’s parsha, Miketz. In Genesis 41:56-57 and 42:1-2 the focus is on hope, hunger, and food justice. What is the message of the Torah in using the word HaAretz three times so closely in a matter of four verses? How does Rashi understand the text and inspire us?

Click HERE (video) for Be Wise, Be Well: What We Learn from Joseph, King Solomon and the Pharaoh of Genesis. This Shabbat talk is based on this week’s parsha, Miketz and our haftarah from I Kings 3:15 – 4:1.

Click HERE for Sad to See Hanukkah Go This Year, a blog entry by Rabbi Amy Bolton upon the end of the Festival of Lights and lighting with her 106-year-old hospice patient.

Click HERE (video) to watch Marc Ashley’s illuminating lecture: The Essence of Hanukkah. Marc’s exploration of the mitzvot and greater meaning of the Festival of Lights is inspiring.

Click HERE (video) to watch Charlie Spielholz’s Chaburah presentation: Science and Joseph’s Story: Droughts, Famine, Ancient Bodies, and Cell Biology. Charlie’s stimulating talk stitches together literary observations, material culture matters, archaeology, and scientific inquiry. Listen to this fascinating exploration of the Joseph story.