Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

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

Shabbat Naso 5781

As of this writing, Israel’s conflict with Gaza continues, and we pray for quiet soon. No one should have to spend Shabbat, or any time, in a bomb shelter.
 
It’s good for us to hear music and read the Torah portion, and perhaps it’s also a healthy distraction from the anxiety of the news. So as you read this week’s portion, Naso, what do you find in connection with these songs?
 
Moshav Band fuses reggae and Jewish sounds
 
Gin Blossoms
 
Introducing The Oh Hellos
 
The late, great Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries
 
Florence and the Machine
 
It’s in the form, not the content, of this Beatles classic
 
Join us for havdalah on Zoom Saturday evening at 9 PM as we uncover the connections!
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always, good health,  
 
Rabbi David Wise
 
Candle lighting: 7:53 PM
Torah Reading: Numbers 4:21-7:89
Triennial: Numbers 5:11-6:27
Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25