Author Archives: Torah Buzz

Elul Parashah thought of the day – Lech L’cha

Aug 23

An Elul thought a day on each of the Torah readings of the year continues – parashat ha-yom! For today we look at Lech L’cha, the third parashah of the Torah, Genesis 12:1 – 17:27. Here we learn of the life of Abram, who becomes Abraham, the ancestor of the Hebrew people. One of the […]

Torah thought a day – Noach

Aug 22

A thought a day on each of the Torah readings of the year continues – parashat ha-yom! For today, Noach, the second parashah of the Torah – instead of looking at the story of Noah, let’s look at the other big occurrence in this section, the Tower of Babel, and God’s response to the humans […]

Torah Thought a Day – Bereisheet

Aug 21

A thought a day on each of the Torah readings of the year for Elul and the High Holy Days culminating around Simchat Torah – I might actually get through all the parshiot! For today, Bereisheet, the first parashah of the Torah – and filled with easy wisdom, like don’t get so filled with jealous […]

Counting through the Omer – beard today, gone tomorrow!

May 14

The Omer Counting marks the time between Passover and Shavuot – two important agricultural holidays that also became two important theological holidays in the Jewish calendar. On the agricultural front, we mark this time as when winter planted grain ripens on the stalk, and is thus vulnerable to being destroyed by heat waves. In an […]

Temple Beth El Board of Directors Unanimously Passes Anti-Amendment One Resolution

Apr 22

On Monday evening, April 16, Temple Beth El’s Board of Directors unanimously passed the following resolution: WHEREAS Temple Beth El’s mission is to be a welcoming Reform congregation providing opportunity for ALL people to engage in Jewish life through social action, and its vision emphasizes inclusion and egalitarianism; WHEREAS Temple Beth El seeks to be […]

TBE Board Invites Keshet

Apr 06

The Board of Directors of Temple Beth El invited Keshet, the GLBT Education and Advocacy Committee at Beth El, to present a resolution surrounding Amendment One to the Board. The Keshet Committee will meet this coming Monday, April 9, 2012 to draft the resolution and send it to the Board’s President. The resolution will be […]

Hello world!

Apr 02

TorahBuzz is the space where, we, Temple Beth El’s clergy reflect on the religiously relevant topics that are most meaningful to us. Here you will find musings on everything from prayer to politics, music to mysticism. From our iPads, smartphones, and laptops to yours, these are the things that keep us up at night, what […]