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#Shabbat rituals Vayetzei:  how awesome is this place?

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#Shabbat rituals Vayetzei: how awesome is this place?

When we are reminded of divinity, it allows us to feel more connected to our world. What can we find when we change our lens? What may appear when we allow ourselves to be open to the possibility of G-d's presence in our lives? What are the things/ places/ people that cause us to think: how awesome is this place?

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#Shabbat rituals Toldot: who will be counted?

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#Shabbat rituals Toldot: who will be counted?

What is the power of being counted in community? The power of each one of us being seen, illuminated and bright. How are we making sure to continually count every voice in our community? How can we expand this concept to be inclusive to all Jews, including Jews without Jewish ancestry?  How can we make sure all voices are heard in our extended communities and not just those with privilege? 

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#Shabbat rituals Vayera: what do we see?

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#Shabbat rituals Vayera: what do we see?

There are amazing sites to bear witness to in this world such as the natural beauty of the earth and the kindness of strangers. Yet there is still much that we may avoid our gaze from, with the thought of ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ This shabbat look up to the world around you. Write what you see. What are you blocking from your vision? What will you do now that you’ve taken time to truly look at and witness this sight?

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