Speaker: Rabbi Olivier BenHaim

The Story of Story (Audio)

with guest speaker Rabbi Olivier BenHaim
“Torah” most often refers to the first Five Books of the Jewish Bible, part of the annual Jewish spiritual journey. Each week, a portion is studied to re-examine and deepen one’s understanding of its stories. Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, through the lens of this week’s Torah portion, will talk about the symbolism in the story of the Hebrews leaving Egypt and crossing the Red Sea. Why did writers feel compelled to add this most ancient story to the Hebrew narrative? What can it teach us about fear, faith, and freedom, thousands of years later?
Worship Leader: Eileen Soskin
Guest Musician: Becky Myrick

Noah: Hero or Villain?

The story of Noah and the Great Flood is probably one of the most known stories in the Western World. Noah, the Ark builder, singled out by God to save the animals from the flood. The Torah, the Jewish Bible, calls him “a righteous, wholehearted … read more.