Torah: Actualizing the Awe of Heaven

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Please join us for Shabbat worship and Torah study, 9:30 am.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said that human beings come to God through both motivations: “A man totally unconcerned with his self is dead. But a man exclusively concerned with his self is a beast.” Human beings naturally engage in this world through  both our reflective and transitive selves, from both our ego-driven as well as our selfless-inspired souls. Our challenge is to overcome ego-centrism and selfishness and to actualize the Awe of Heaven. “The greatest beauty,” wrote Rabbi Heschel, “grows at the greatest distance from the ego.”

THE TROPE

Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 – Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 – Click here.
Special Reading Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Numbers 28:9-15

This week our readings and Torah discussion focus on:

Torah:

  1. Deut. 11: 26-32, p. 1061
  2. Deut. 12: 1-7,  p. 1062
  3. Deut. 12: 8-10, p. 1063

Haftarah:

Isaiah 54:11-55:5, p. 1085

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