Shabbat, Darkness, and the Festival of Light

December 7, 2018

As we approach the Winter Solstice, the days get darker earlier and earlier. It’s no accident that Hanukkah fits right in with the darkening of the days. When you think about it, at this time of the year when the days get shorter, so many holidays involve fire.

Music on Shabbat

November 30, 2018

Music on Shabbat is such an important thing. The prayer book is full of opportunities to sing. There are Psalms and Prayers that are sung in the synagogue, blessings that are sung continuously, Zmirot (songs) that are sung at meals, brachot that are said after the meals on Shabbat.