Archive for June, 2008

The Season of the Giving of the Torah

June 9, 2008
The Season of the Giving of the Torah

Shavuot is called “zeman matan Torahtenu,” the season of the giving of the Torah – interestingly not “the season of the receiving of the Torah.” That’s because the heart of the Torah may have been given on Mt. Sinai, but the receiving of the Torah happens we are open to hearing the Torah’s teachings, which...
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Receipt of the Divine Word

June 7, 2008
Receipt of the Divine Word

How does God communicate with us? That, in essence, was the question that a group of six Palestinian Muslims and seven Israeli Jews explored over two half-day sessions, Thursday and Friday of last week, at the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem’s Old City. We were participating in a joint retreat of the Interfaith Encounter Association,...
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