Open Temple

Shabbat: A Journey of Reflection, Exploring our Spiritual Wilderness

Potluck and Poetry
Friday, July 21
Open Temple House

A co-creator led transformative potluck shabbat. We will dive into the powerful teachings of Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22. This Torah portion serves as Moses’ poignant farewell address to the Israelites, as they stand on the precipice of the Promised Land. Through his words, we witness a journey of remembrance, introspection, and preparation.
Moses reflects on the Israelites’ past, recounting significant events and lessons learned during their wilderness wanderings. He recalls the challenges faced, the consequences of past actions, and the importance of obedience to God’s commandments. As we explore the text together, we will draw parallels between the Israelites’ journey and our own spiritual paths.

Guided by Moses’ wisdom, we will reflect on our own past experiences, seeking insights and lessons that can shape our present and future. Through shared discussions, creative expressions, and meditative practices, we will embark on a collective journey of self-discovery and growth. We invite you to read Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22 beforehand, allowing its words to resonate within you. If inspired, feel free to share a poem, verse, or any creative expression that emerges from your engagement with the text. Let us come together, sharing a communal vegetarian potluck dinner and a deep exploration of our spiritual wilderness, as we draw strength and guidance from the timeless wisdom of Parshat Devarim.
Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish and a poem, verse or reflection that you’d like to share. Kiddush and challah will also be served.

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“Sing unto God a new song.”
-Psalm 96

If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be.
-Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)

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Sing a new Song.