Ki Tisa

When to abstain from creating and meditate on being created

I love to daven/thank/celebrate Hashem (or as Jim Morrison would call it, petition the Lord with prayer) when I’m surrounded by his handy work, the nature that surrounds. This photo is me in Joshua Tree earlier today, before heading into the national park.  In this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, we are commanded to keep the Shabbat, which is the only Jewish ritual mentioned in the Ten Commandments and the one commandment mentioned in the Torah more than any other. There is no more elevated bridge between this world and the next, it is the finite in time and space where our soul feels tapped into the infinite, its splendor is ineffable. We read, “Hashem said to Moshe, saying: And you, speak to the children of Israel saying: ‘Just observe My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and …

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Light of Infinite is a book series (coming soon), a podcast, and a weekly Dvar (digital + pamphlets distributed to shull’s in LA). Erez Safar acts as Your Spiritual DJ, curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah.

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