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Friday night: Taking the first step

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:21am -- Rabbi

Tonight, our Friday night service will be abbreviated in honor of the Pesah holiday, as we omit the Kabbalat Shabbat portion of the service and begin with Ma'ariv.  As it is told in the Midrash, when the the Israelites were fleeing Egypt, Nachshon was the first to dip his toes into the Sea of Reeds, and only then did the waters part. Human bravery, manifest through stepping into unknown waters, preceded the Divine splitting of the Sea.  In her teaching tonight, Rabbinic Intern Becca Richman will use story and midrash to provoke our own ideas abou the steps we must take in our own lives to make liberation possible.  The service will begin at 6:00 PM in the Magil Chapel and will end at about 6:30 PM.  All are welcome!