Shabbat Shalom: Sh’mini

Posted on March 25, 2022

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Do you use earthenware bowls? Have you found that they absorb the flavor of what is held in them? In this week’s Torah portion, the Israelites are commanded to break earthenware bowls into which an impure animal (one that is forbidden in the Torah) has been put. This practice is continued today; unglazed earthenware containers that have held nonkosher food cannot be koshered. What do you do to ensure that the taste of one dish is not mingled with another? Do you pay attention to this beyond the expected meat/dairy separation of kashrut? (A good question to ponder as we head toward Passover!)

Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Please join us for a special service of healing and remembrance to mark the anniversary of the first COVID cases reaching the East Coast and the ensuing lockdowns in Mid-March 2020. We will come together as a sacred community to reflect on the past two years and express our hope for the future. We would like to extend a special invitation to anyone who would like to participate in the service by leading a prayer or reading. Please contact Rabbi Rubin at no later than 6:00 p.m. to volunteer.

Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Both services are multi-access: in person and on Zoom.  To register to come in person, please go to The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )