We are so grateful for everyone who joined us over the High Holidays. What an amazing journey we’ve started, one of Radical Welcome, one of being willing to confront the violent absences in our stories and our lives.
In these few days together, we:
returned Bilah and Zilpah, mothers of half of the Twelve Tribes, to their rightful places in our listing of our ancestors
brought into how we consider our founding story of Abraham and Sarah the story of Hagar as she is understood in Muslim text and tradition
took on the complicated issues of Israel and Palestine in a way that was honest, loving, heartbroken, angry, sad, yearning, unsure—all the emotions caught up in a question central to our lives as 21st century Jews and for which there is no easy answer
considered how the recitation of Kol Nidre is an emotional necessity in the face of histories of violence against Jews and how the words of this ancient prayer provide ongoing comfort and support for victims of violence now
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High Holidays with Tikkun Olam Chavurah