In Exodus – Heart of Darkness, episode 54 of A Dash of Drash, Rabbi Marc explores God’s presence in darkness. Pharaoh’s heart is the dark center of the universe and it is also our heart if we are willing to look in the shadows. In Parshat Bo (Exodus 10-13), God says “bo el Paro – go to Pharaoh,” not “come to Pharaoh,” implying perhaps that God is right there in Pharaoh’s heart of darkness. What does it mean to go to that scary place?
Saturday, July 24th, at 6:00 pm. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to celebrate Havdalah together, but it’s now safe and what was once routine is suddenly quite special – we are basking in the happiness of returning to what we previously took for granted!
Tisha B'av, the saddest day in Jewish history, the day that both Temples were destroyed, starts this Saturday night, July 17, beginning at 8:27 pm.