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Passover:seventhday, Exodus 13:17-15:26; eighthday, Deuteronomy 15:10-16:17 The ancient rabbis chose Isaiah?s vision of peace on earth as the prophetic reading to accompany the Torah reading for the 8th day of Passover, the Festival of Freedom. The wolf will dwell with the lamb, the leopard lie down with the kid, calf and young lion and fatling together, and a little child shall lead them?(Isaiah 11:6) ?Indeed!? observed one of my teachers... Read Article →
When I first heard about Sefirat Ha?Omer (Counting of the Omer), I was intrigued by the notion that the seven weeks, or 49 days, between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot could be a time for personal and communal transformation. The more I learned about these holidays, the more sense it made to me to envision this period as a journey. Just as the ancient Israelites traveled from Egypt to... Read Article →