Oct. 11, 2019

Haazinu

Haazinu is a flowing song. The whole parsha is a song. It is the past, present and future and back and forth. Everything is one big circle and everything is united. The beginning of the parsha, “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and may the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop like rain, may my utterance flow like the dew; like storm winds upon vegetation...”

 

Take these words and go back to Bereishis, and let’s see the very first posik: “In the beginning of God’s creating the heavens and the earth—when the earth was astonishingly empty, with darkness upon the surface of the deep, and the Divine Presence hovered upon the surface of the waters—Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters...” Firmament usually refers to atmosphere and it is separating the upper waters (clouds, rain) from the lower waters (oceans or dew). The winds may be the firmament. “God called the dry land Earth…Let the earth sprout vegetation…”

Yoga

We begin our yoga practice with the basic seated pose and we end each session with the basic seated pose.

The Circle of Life

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