Our Shabbat Liturgy – (From Barchu to Emet) Starting this Fall, liturgist, part-time rabbinic student and longtime Kolot member, Trisha Arlin, will teach six-week classes on sections the Kolot Shabbat Morning Service, where, along with learning some history, traditional meanings and ritual moves of the prayers and service, we will explore what each prayer can […]
וַתֹּ֣אמֶר שָׂרָ֔ה צְחֹ֕ק עָ֥שָׂה לִ֖י אֱלֹהִ֑ים כָּל־הַשֹּׁמֵ֖עַ יִֽצְחַק־לִֽי׃ Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” May God bring you laughter. Because, Having invented banana peels, Ladders with buckets of water teetering on the top, Also politics, war and late in life children, God appears to love a good pratfall. […]
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In the divine and simple love of One-nessThat is the foundation of LoveIt is really goodTo be part of a community of peopleWho want to be kind to each other. Sometimes that’s more aspirational for us than achieved,But here, with our Hesed secure in this solid place of Yesod,We knowWe are where we can keep trying.Where kindnessAnd apologiesAnd […]
Baruch Kodesh Hu Blessed Holy One-ness, We give thanks for the Dusk And the setting sun Which brings on our maariv prayers. May they be delightful and full of meaning. We give thanks for the Evening That sends us home, Our place of safety in the darkness. May it be welcoming and a place of […]
We open the door for Elijah,Angry prophet of the world to come.And we ask God to pay attentionTo the fire from the sky that was Elijah’s gift, A regretted necessity.Elijah announces the MashiachWho then saves the Jews! Huzzah!!Elijah, the angry bringer of justice.It’s a little scarySo invite that in.Bring down the anger, bring down the […]