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Poetry, Prose, and commentaries by Rabbi Steve Nathan

June 2, 2020

Shabbat Shavuot - standing beneath the mountain. In memory of George Floyd

This commentary explores the current unrest and racism in America using the image of Mt. Sinai hanging over our heads.

June 2, 2020

A Poetic Midrash for Shavuot 5780: under the moutain

May 22, 2020

Parshat Bamidbar: Making it Through the Wilderness Together

What can we learn from the wanderings in the wilderness of Sinai that can help us as we wander through our current wilderness?

May 8, 2020

Parshat Emor 5/8/20: Finding Compassion in Our World Today

April 18, 2020

Parshat Shemini : Finding Holiness Where we Are

Holiness is not about where we are, but who we are and what we do.

April 9, 2020

Finding Your Song. A final message before Passover 2020/5780

In preparing for my first "virtual seder" I had some additional thoughts about Pesach/Passover that I wanted to share with you. 

May you have a joyful and meaningful Passover....or as best we can in these difficult days.


April 8, 2020

Had Gadya: A Parable for Our Times (A Passover Message)

April 4, 2020

Turning Our Hearts Today (Parshat Tzav and Shabbat Hagadol)

This is a commentary from April 3, 2020 for the Torah portion Tzav and for Shabbat Hagadol, the Shabbat before Passover.

April 1, 2020

Parashat Vayikra: Sacrifice in the Times of Isolation

A commentary on the Torah Portion of Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1- 5:26).

A written version can also be found on my blog www.mindfultorah.blogspot.com