Why Synagogue? Thinking Out-loud about the Shifting Realities of Sacred Space

Why Synagogue? Amichai Lau-Lavie (A reply to Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove)   My friend Dan is a rabbi in crisis. His small congregation adores him but wants to replace the apple of his eye – his 30 minutes Sabbath morning sermon  -with an interactive lay-led conversation. He wants quality scholarship, advanced literacy – they just want […]

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Lab/Shul’s New DIY Shabbat Ritual Placemat: Download/print/Shabbat Shalom

“We declare a Sabbath, a space of quiet: for simple being and letting be; for recovering the great, forgotten truths; for learning how to live again…”  ( “Earth Prayers ” a collection of poems and prayers honoring the earth.) Read this full quote, a few more, along with questions for conversation around the table and new translations […]

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