Articles
 Trusting in the Little - Part One
 Yeshua's Lordship
 Shavei Tzion August Update
 El Shaddai August News
 Trust and Obey
 Events this Shabbat
 Keep the faith
 Bathed in the bright light
 The heavens were opened ...
 New Season

Series [All]
 Book reviews (3)
 Daniel Juster (16)
 Fruit of the Spirit (8)
 Guy Cohen (30)
 Introduction to Messianic Judaism (15)
 Juster summer trip
 Mark Rantz (2)
 The Mitzvah Book (113)
 Tikkun Articles (5)
 Zion's Glory

Archive


 

Sunday, 14 February 2016
Jewish Space

We have recently uploaded onto our website a sermon I preached at Beit Simcha, all about Jewish space.

So with all the variety of Jewish customs and creativity, Jewish space has a wide variety. That means we can be creative. Nevertheless, Jewish space has core of common elements, which can be traced back to the origins of the Synagogue, and even before the Synagogue, the Tabernacle.

Although very much speaking into our own community at Beit Simcha, I believe that this sermon can go beyond into your community and your congregation, as I talk about the origins and meanings of our traditions:

What do we call it when our chazzan (cantor) calls someone up to read from the Torah? Aliyah comes from a verb meaning going up. One goes up a step or two onto the bema to read the scroll.

You can download the sermon and listen to it, or read the transcript here. And when you have digested it, come back and leave a comment to let us know how you create Jewish space creatively!

Posted By Glenn Blank, 11:00am Comment Comments: 0