28 Nisan | April 20
13th Day of the Omer
The statement that since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, prayer has taken the place of sacrifice, does not imply that sacrifice was abolished when the sacrificial cult went out of existence. Prayer is not a substitute for sacrifice. Prayer is sacrifice. What has changed is the substance of sacrifice: the self took the place of the thing. The spirit is the same. …
27 Nisan | April 19
12th Day of the Omer
Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day
26 Nisan | April 18
11th Day of the Omer
Prayer is the search for silence amidst noise. Life is so filled with tumult that we do not hear ourselves. Failing to hear the voice of our spirit, can we hear the voice of God?
Rabbi Nechemia Polen
Submitted by Cantor Jennifer Frost
Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.
25 Nisan | April 17
10th Day of the Omer
24 Nisan | April 16
9th Day of the Omer
The life in us is diminished by judgment far more frequently than by disease. Our own self-judgment or the judgment of other people can stifle our life force, its spontaneity and natural expression. Unfortunately, judgment is commonplace. It is as rare to find someone who loves us as we are as it is to find someone who loves themselves whole.
5th Annual NOLA Trip, May 24-26
Special Service with Nava Tehila at Am Yisrael, May 25 (There will be no Kol Shabbat Service at BJBE this morning)
Men's Club Golf Outing, Friday, June 28