OUR point of view is this: We believe that spirituality is defined individually, not universally. That money should never be a barrier to participation, but rather a personal expression of community. It’s a simple proposition. We didn’t invent it, we just believe it!
Remembering to do
This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Sh’lach L’cha, concludes with the final verses of the V’ahavta: “Thus you shall be reminded to keep all of My commandments and be holy to your God. I Adonai am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I Adonai, am your God.”
The context of these verses is in a discussion of wearing tzitzit – a fringed garment. The reason for the fringes is to help us remember to keep the commandments, to be God’s partner in making our world better. According to the Talmud, “Seeing leads to remembering, and remembering leads to doing.” The rabbis teach that we must remember that the purpose of remembering is not to shape our belief but to guide our behavior.
Judaism is a religion not just of creed, but of deed as well. What will you do to follow God’s commandments, to be God’s partner this Shabbat, this week, this year, this lifetime?
~ Rabbi Shana Nyer
How to Say “Yes, and” to Inclusion
We are so proud of the work that Rabbi Nyer continues to do to make inclusion a central component of our educational strategy. Congratulations Rabbi Nyer on the publication of your article “How to Say ‘Yes, and’” on the Union for Reform Judaism blog!
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