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Shabbat Morning Mindfulness Service: Shemot

  • Mishkan Shalom 4101 Freeland Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States (map)

This week as we enter into 2018, we begin the journey into the book of Exodus.  

As the story opens we witness a bold act of civil disobedience by the midwives Shifra and Puah who, defying the Pharaoh’s orders, save Hebrew infants from death.

We watch as a shepherd tending his flocks in the desert notices a bush that appears filled with flames.  He looks long enough to see that although the bush is burning it isn’t being consumed.  And he makes a decision to veer from his intended path and continue to gaze at this amazing sight.  In this turning he hears a voice call from within the fire, “Moshe, Moshe.”  His response: “Hineni.  Here I am.”
·      The courage to defy oppressive leaders, immoral demands.
·      The willingness to see beyond our habits and expectations and turn aside from our intended paths.
·      The discernment to hear ourselves being called forth into our lives.
·      The humility and strength to respond, Hineni, Here I am, Willing and able to be of service.

These are foundation stones of our tradition we will raise up during our Shabbat service.

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