Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Shabbat evening, March 18, 2022 קבלת שבת

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us online via Zoom for thoughtful, moving Shabbat evening prayers on March 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 Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36). The Holy One continues to describe the different laws of sacrifices. In the Haftarah portion (Jeremiah 7:21-289:22-23), the prophet rebukes and warns us that sacrifices are not enough: indeed, sacrifices without righteousness — empty show without moral action — are abhorrent; hypocrisy will lead to disaster. “Kindness, justice, and equity in the world: in these I delight, declares the Eternal.”

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


[In the haftarah, the Eternal delights in kindness; at Purim especially, we’re enjoined to give gifts of kindness to those who need them. Image: Matt Collamer: https://unsplash.com/photos/8UG90AYPDW4 – “I met Michael in a Boston subway station. I told him I liked his sign. ‘What matters is what it means to you,’ he told me. I asked what it meant to him. ‘Doing a deed or expressing kindness to another person without expecting anything in return,’ Michael said. I love approaching strangers wherever I go. Listening and talking to them teaches you about people and how similar we all are to one another. Just like Michael, we’re all seeking human kindness.”]
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