5 results for author: Rabbi Todd Silverman


Podcast Episode 6: Foresight is (the Class of) 2020


Podcast Episode 4: When the Wild Things Grow

https://soundcloud.com/anna-federline-347112250/when-the-wild-things-grow Rabbi Todd Silverman

Podcast Episode 2: Acts of Love

https://soundcloud.com/anna-federline-347112250/acts-of-love-rabbi-todd-silverman Rabbi Todd Silverman - Friday, May 1, 2020

…Different Than All Others?

At the start of last Sunday's 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Religious School gathering, we marked the end of one week and the start of another by celebrating Havdalah together. That short, four-blessing-long ceremony formally closed out Shabbat and also -- by igniting our senses of taste, smell, sight, and hearing -- pushed us to consider the new opportunities and obligations of the coming week.But recognizing the distinction between one week (or day, or month) and the next has, lately, been a struggle for a lot of us. In times like these, many are quick to wonder, "Will this week feel just like last week? Will anything new happen? Will today be ...

Nourish the Body, Nourish the Soul

At our Pesach seders this week, we heard, at the start of the Magid section, the recitation of Ha Lachma Anya — a declaration of welcoming to those who are in need of sustenance. * * * הָא לַחְמָא עַנְיָא דִי אֲכָלוּ אַבְהָתָנָא בְּאַרְעָא דְמִצְרָיִם. כָּל דִכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכֹל, כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח. הָשַׁתָּא הָכָא, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּאַרְעָא דְיִשְׂרָאֵל. הָשַׁתָּא עַבְדֵי, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּנֵי חוֹרִין. This is ...