Shifting Our Perspective from “Me” to “We”

  Shifting Our Perspective from “Me” to “We” A traditional Jewish tale teaches that what appear to be personal decisions directly affect others. 02 Rabbi Grossman’s Blog: Torah For Our Times Parshat Vayikra 2020 By Rabbi Susan Grossman Beth Shalom Congregation, Columbia, MD www.beth-shalom.net Two small villages were situated opposite each other across a river, connected by a bridge. Both villages had the same resources, were approximately the same size, and had a similar mix of rich and poor. Yet one village thrived while the other was in severe decline.…

How Do We Gather Today?

How Do We Gather Today? Communal and family gatherings are bedrocks of Jewish identity. What do we do when we can’t do them safely? 01 Rabbi Grossman’s Blog: Torah For Our Times Parshat Vayakel 2020 By Rabbi Susan Grossman Beth Shalom Congregation, Columbia, MD www.beth-shalom.net   COVID-19 has challenged us to make major changes to our routines, plans, and expectations as we try to do all we can to keep ourselves, our families and others safe. I am confident we will adapt, as one of my favorite Star Trek characters,…