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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Rest and Regeneration: Modern Reflections on Ancient Shmita Practices (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4 Tishrei 5781

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s been a big year. These many months of Covid is similar to the Sabbatical year. Shmita could well include the three most radical religious laws with the power to restore equity to our earth and to broken systems. It may also be the catalyst it takes to rethink the way we grow, and the way we rest. The cycle of Shmita serves to balance two powerful energies: growth and rest, each one feeding the other in a regenerative manner. I think of shmita as an invitation to better account for what is unseen, better plan for what is unpredictable, and better partner with those who are underserved within and around our institutions. Shmita has us feed the land, and enrich the dried up, depleted and over-treated soil. So composting our food waste back into the land is both a physical and a metaphysical form of daavening to forge a more connected community and to grow a healthier ecosystem. Join this session for a powerful reflection, one year before the Sabbatical year begins: Rosh HaShana 5781.

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