Shabbat Acharei Mot

“Our Torah readings remind us we’re called on not to just exist, not merely to live, but to live to our fullest potential.”

Rabbi Nancy Wiener explored grief and the profound impact significant events have on our perception of time, marked by life’s “befores” and “afters.”

Rabbi Weiner connected these experiences with the Jewish practice of counting time and observing holidays, highlighting how they reshape our lives and our roles within the community, and how they connect to the story of this week’s Parsha, to Yom HaShoah, and to other issues of the moment.

Through the Torah’s teachings, she encouraged all of us to embrace our potential for holiness and meaningful existence, despite the depths of past sorrows.

Rabbi Nancy Wiener delivered this drashah at Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday, May 3, 2024 /  26 Nisan 5784.

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