Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Shabbat morning, September 10, 2022 תפילת שבת

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us on line via Zoom in thoughtful, moving Shabbat morning prayers on September 10, 2022 at 10:00 am, 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/87961573615?pwd=eHRTWEV6dDNneWs2U2M5a0dIVHNVdz09  

The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19). Moses enumerates many laws that relate to topics of family relationships, interpersonal ethics, forbidden mixtures, and sexuality. Key to many of these laws is the idea of fairness. How do we figure out what’s “fair” in today’s world? (Here’s a link discussing a couple of cartoons that have made the rounds in various forms, illustrating differences between such concepts as Equality, Equity, Justice, Liberation, and Inclusion: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/c.php?g=1025915&p=7715533.)

The portion also includes one of Torah’s injunctions to make tassels (which we usually call “tzitzit”, though in this case the word used is “g’dilim”) on the four corners of our garments.


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

[Image: DRosenbach at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.]

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