EVENT UPDATE OCTOBER 7: RECENT EVENTS IN ISRAEL Operation Swords of Iron
“While we planned to throw a festive gathering tonight in honor of our love of Torah, our people and our traditions, that cannot simply go ahead as planned. We will still gather tonight at 7:30 at (email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address) But the tone of tonight will need to reflect the moment we currently find ourselves in.
We will hold the hakafot and rituals in our backyard area, and we will have the inside space dedicated to a more quiet space for those that want to come together and be with others from our community–and the space can be for both regular shmoozing or more deliberate processing depending on what people need.
For the hakafot and rituals, we normally sing and dance and joyously celebrate the Torah. Tonight, we will have a different kavanah. “Had not your Torah been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction/לולי תורתך שעשועי אז אבדתי בעניי” (Psalms 119:92). We will still hold our precious Torah’s role in our lives, but in a different sense. Our circles will bring us together, hold us, our tears along with our joys. “
Original Description: Please join us in celebrating another year of Torah in our lives! Come ready to dance, sing, clap, raise a l’hayyim, nosh and generally have fun as we complete and restart our annual Torah reading cycle. Rav Ezra and Laura cannot wait to kickoff another New Year in our new space with this energetic Torah Party!
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