Each and every summer time the Bayit board gathers for a retreat. There are board conferences, in fact. There are big-picture conversations about what we are construction, how we are construction it, whom we serve. There are late-night conversations and early morning confabs. As we be informed, and pray, and play, and dream, we reinforce the rules of the construction paintings we goal to do (and to empower others to do.)
We communicate Torah over breakfast. This week we are in Devarim. Why is Moses chatting with the following technology as although their oldsters’ adventures had been theirs? Is he appearing that there is not any earlier than and after in Torah? Is he connecting the folk with their ancestors? Is he coming unhooked in time and unsure with whom he is talking? What are the pastoral and non secular implications of every of those?
We dip within the ocean. We surprise on the ocean, as a result of maximum people at the board do not are living right here. (The person who does are living right here laughs and affectionately calls us vacationers.) Pelicans flow proper overhead, and sandpipers run on rainy sand. We hum bits of liturgy at the seaside. A seashell with a hollow in it sparks a sermon concept. Amongst rabbis, with the Days of Awe at the horizon, the whole thing is a sermon concept.
We brainstorm about construct tasks,…