Monday, August 29, 2011

Video:The Torah Service at Beth El

Here's the youtube for the Beginning of the Torah Service, as sung at Congregation Beth El in Austin, TX.  Enjoy!

This is the Torah blessing video:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What does it mean?

I was working with a student today on the Torah blessings today and asked her why she thought the Torah blessing uses both present tense (God gives us Torah) and the past tense (God gave us the Torah).  She gave an answer I hadn't heard before for why the present tense is included:

"Because he hasn't taken it away from us."

I learn so much from my students!