Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

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

Shabbat Re-eh 5780

 
Dear Friends,
 
We come to the end of a week that brought exciting news. The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is a small step in the road toward peace. We hope that more states will follow, and that the Palestinians will be inspired to return to negotiations as well. It made me think of this classic song by Mosh Ben Ari and Sheva.
 
My thoughts on this week’s Torah portion, Re-eh, focus on generosity. You can find the written version here
 
It’s time to play Torah portion musical scavenger hunt. Email me at (yup, another year of that email) and tell me why I thought of these songs:
 
 
 
 
Don’t forget to click here for Virtual Shabbat Prayers from Cantor Zim. And, click here to hear Janet Hiller-Jacobowitz read the fifth aliyah of this week’s portion (which we also posted for Shavuot).
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always good health 
 
Rabbi David Wise