With Rabbi Getzel Davis & Leora Mallach How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class meets for six Tuesday […]

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ט״ז באייר ה׳תשע״ט (May 21, 2019)

God sets peace on your borders, and satisfies you with choice wheat. ​​​​​​​ (Psalms 147:14) During this period between Passover and Shavuot, there’s a Jewish tradition called “counting the Omer.” What’s the Omer? It’s the 49 day period between Passover and Shavuot. In ancient times, this was also the period of time in between the […]

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ח׳ באייר ה׳תשע״ט (May 13, 2019)

Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving to you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. (Leviticus 23:109) In the spring, after Passover, when Jews began to harvest barley, the first sheaf (omer) of […]

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י״ט בניסן ה׳תשע״ח (April 4, 2018)