Posts from June 2015

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Higher Ground

by Naomi Gurt Lind

We are incredibly fortunate to have hosted Bryan Stevenson last Tuesday night as our final TOS Talks speaker of this season. Mr. Stevenson brought us a message of hope and resilience in the face of injustice, a message he has earned the hard way, through his work within the legal system on behalf of people […]

June’s Middah of the Month: Seder/Order

by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman

Many of us are familiar with the word SEDER from the extensive Passover ritual meal by that name. Meaning order, arrangement, or array SEDER has many additional associations in Mussar tradition. Based on his understanding of the familiar line in the Ma’ariv (evening) service: “u’M’sadeir et hakochavim b’mishm’roteichem barakia kirtzono”–“You array the stars in their heavenly […]

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