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Torah for a Snowbound Shabbat

The following was posted in mid-January, 2016:

As the Eastern Seaboard prepares for an epic snowstorm, many Shabbat services may be cancelled, but Shabbat goes on! Friday evening, January 22 marks the beginning of Shabbat Shirah (the Sabbath of Song), named after the joyous Song at the Sea (Exodus 15) at the center of the week's Torah reading. And even in the aftermath of a blizzard, the following Monday marks Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees.

To ensure that our souls rise up even as our bodies may be snowbound, we'd like to pass on Spiritual Snowbound Shabbos, a page of "texts, articles, and songs to help you find flashes of meaning, and soulful warmth, on this blizzarded weekend." This resource was created by Reconstructionist Congregation Adat Shalom in the Washington, D.C. area. Many thanks to Rabbi Fred Dobb for sharing!

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