The Bedtime Shema

Bedtime Shema songs by Jordan Franzel and Lisa Tzur. Adapted from the Sh’ma for Bedtime in the Siddur, the Jewish Prayer Book, this composition was written in Jerusalem for the URJ Eisner Camp of Great Barrington, MA. It was published in the Shireinu series, the songbook for the Reform Movement.

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The Tree of Life: Divine Wisdom

The Tree of Life: Divine Wisdom

Are we really exiled from the Tree of LifeWhile the book of Genesis depicts the exile from the Garden of Eden and it’s Tree of Life, elsewhere Bible declares that the Tree of Life is available to us in another form.

 

She is a tree of life to those that hold on to her, and all who support her are happy.עֵץ־חַיִּ֣ים הִ֭יא לַמַּחֲזִיקִ֣ים בָּ֑הּ וְֽתֹמְכֶ֥יהָ מְאֻשָּֽׁר

Etz Khayim Hi – It is a Tree of Life, Rabbi David Shneyer, Psalm Songs from Rock Creek

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Tu Bishvat: The New Year of the Tree

Tu Bishvat: The New Year of the Tree

My youngest daughter’s friends were impressed that Judaism celebrates a New Year of Trees, marked by planting and honoring trees. Here’s a round-up of how to observe this special day.

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About Wellsprings of Wisdom: A Virtual Retreat Center

About Wellsprings of Wisdom: A Virtual Retreat Center

Welcome to The Virtual Retreat Center at Wellsprings of Wisdom Wellsprings of Wisdom is a site for your soul, an island of quiet contemplation in a sea of noisy information. Pause here to refresh your soul, re-enchant your world, and renew your inner life. At...

Exploring the Four Portals & Many Gateways

Exploring the Four Portals & Many Gateways An Experiential Map of Wellsprings   1. Start with a Portal from the home page images or in the top menu – Earth, Water, Air, or Fire. These four Portals parallel the Four Worlds of Jewish mysticism: Earth...