Shabbat Emor 5780

Dear friends,
We are now at the midpoint of the month of Iyyar. Two months ago, it was Purim, our last full-scale public gathering before we began to shelter at home. You may have noticed that in recent Shabbat emails I have been counting the weeks of our physical separation consciously. In my Shabbat video dvar Torah, which you can find here, I explain why it’s so important to measure time, especially these days.
I’m including links to two of the essays cited in my teaching.
And speaking of counting, here’s a song to lift your spirits from a band that’s all about Counting [Crows].
And speaking of songs to lift your spirits, here’s a musical genre that Rabbis Akiva and Shimon bar Yohai could never have anticipated: 
And, this melody by Joey Weisenberg always lifts my spirits, so much so that I sometimes use it on Friday nights.
Finally, don’t forget to click here for Virtual Shabbat Prayers from Cantor Zim, and some Torah reading clips from me.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and good health
Rabbi David Wise