Rabbi’s Reflections – Monday, November 30, 2020


It’s official.  These are difficult days.  Personally, I can’t describe what’s going on with my energy level.  I can say this.  My heart attack in 2012 did not affect me like this (at least not to my recollection).  I can also say that none of my surgeries sapped my strength like this bout with COVID has.

I’m letting you all know that I’m going to take a few days to recover.  During this time I plan to seek the Lord in a deeper way.  While I may be feeling weak, I’m also feeling excited about much that is happening, both personally and congregationally.

Thank you to those who have sent words of encouragement.  I’ll write more when I feel the Lord is giving me something to share.  On the bright side, I’ve already written the first draft of the message I’m planning for this coming Shabbat.  I’ve never done that this early in the week before.  

Blessings until next time.  Rabbi Michael.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)

Tue 1-Dec-2020 15th of Kislev, 5781 

Ge 32:31-33:5 1 Sa 15-16 Ps 58-59    Mk 10:32-52    (1 Co 7:25-40)

Wed 2-Dec-2020 16th of Kislev, 5781

Ge 33:6-20 1 Sa 17 Ps 60-61 Mk 11 (1 Co 8)

Thu 3-Dec-2020 17th of Kislev, 5781

Ge 34:1-35:11 1 Sa 18 Ps 62-63 Mk 12 (1 Co 9)

Fri 4-Dec-2020 18th of Kislev, 5781

Ge 35:12-36:19 1 Sa 19 Ps 64-65 Mk 13 (1 Co 10)


Week 49
Memory Verse: Galatians 2:19 For through law I died to law, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Messiah; 20 and it is no longer I who live, but Messiah lives in me. And the life I now live in the body, I live by trusting in Ben-Elohim—who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

241   12/03  Monday:         Hebrews 7

* 242 12/04  Tuesday:        Hebrews 8-9

243   12/05  Wednesday:   Hebrews 10    

244   12/06  Thursday:       Hebrews 11

245   12/07  Friday:            Hebrews 12