Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

Shabbat Korah 5780

 
Dear Friends,
The trials and tribulations of the wilderness continue this week, with the insurrections of Korah, Datan and Aviram. When you consider the results of the previous parshah, all that unrest was probably inevitable. That’s what I address in this week’s Dvar Torah. Click here for the written version. You can find the video version here.
It’s time for another Parashah Music Treasure Hunt. These songs are connected to the Torah portion. Write to me and tell me the connection. This week, I think they’re fairly obvious:
Styx
David Bowie
Carole King
Some song about a fiddle
 
Also don’t forget to click here for Virtual Shabbat Prayers from Cantor Zim.
One last thing: you have likely read about Israel’s consideration of annexing/extending sovereignty in the coming days. To learn more about this possibility from two experts, Ambassador Dennis Ross and Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn, check out this webinar from the JCRC of Washington, DC. I’m sorry that it’s only available on the Facebook platform, but it’s extremely thoughtful. 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom,  and as always good health 
Rabbi David Wise