Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Shabbat evening, February 18, 2022 קבלת שבת

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us online via Zoom for thoughtful, moving Shabbat evening prayers on February 18, 2022 at 7:30pm, mostly sung, much in Hebrew, some in English, some in the language of the heart and in the speech of the angels.

Please join us if you can: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86731808237?pwd=T094RTFrRTdOSW5iME12Q2dMUkRoZz09

The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35). Moses spends 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai learning Torah with the Eternal and receiving the Divinely carved stone tablets of the commandments. Meanwhile the Children of Israel, in an agony of fear and uncertainty, get Aaron to build them a golden calf to worship. Moses smashes the tablets in a rage — but persuades the Eternal to spare the people and give them another chance. In times of deep conflict, rage can be a natural reaction. What do we smash when we give in to it? What do we manage to spare and save? Is anger a necessary response to wrongdoing?

If you have questions, please write to info@ahavat-olam.ca


[Image: a golden calf from the Occupy San Francisco demonstrations in 2011: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8909981@N02/6277946109. “Occupy SF Golden Calf 10/24/11” by KQED News is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/…]

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