Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Invitation

With Rosh Hashanah around the corner we are about to embark on a new journey of reading through the Torah in 5771. Would you like to join in a virtual study of the weekly portion? 

There is a portion of the torah assigned for each week of the Jewish year that we, a group of Jews and Christians interested in Judaism, will be reading through and discussing online. Various commentaries and related resources will be linked as well. It might be done on this blog, or a different blog, or in a forum. 

This might actually be a kid friendly study as my three eldest want to participate on some level. 

Please let us know in a comment if you are interested.

Hevel, Noam (Kevin) and the kids: Chai (Craig), Yoel (Patrik), Noa (Sara)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Seeking peace

Many things have been happening in and around me. Politics. Economy. Adoption. Being - temporarily - a single parent. Lots of ups and lots of downs. Lots of doubts about everything I believed about this country. There has been much inner turmoil, there has been much hatred. There's a lot of insecurity and big decisions to make. 

There's a lot of longing in me: longing for the desert, longing for the sea, longing for peace. Strangely enough, the sea I'd so like to visit is not the Mediterranean or the Red Sea. It's my sea, the Celtic Sea, with its cool, salty winds. More than ever before I feel myself deeply rooted in the land of the Emerald Isle - such a contrast to the deserts of Israel, where I also feel at home. 

There is comfort in the words. There is comfort in the sounds. There is comfort in the abundance of the sea and in the lack of the desert. (to be continued)