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10/24/2018 09:28:24 AM


Beth Schafer

Well, Georgia just figured out that it’s fall. It is my favorite time of year as going outside is beautiful and less oppressive than the days drenched in the summer heat. I love the crispness of the air, the opportunity to wear boots and a sweater, and to drive through what seems like an impressionist painting on the meandering roads leading to Temple Sinai.

There is a reading about experiencing God through the change of seasons from a Women of Reform Judaism publication, Covenant of the Heart, that reads, “Your presence is known to us in autumn when shimmering golden leaves catch our eye; we stand in the hushed forest and are filled with awe.” While we are in this picturesque time of autumn, I hope that this Shabbat you will spend time outside and connect with nature. Shabbat is a weekly reminder to step back and take note of the wonders of creation. It is a time to stop moving and just be moved. It is a time to stop talking and listen, a time to stop doing and be.


Shabbat shalom,



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