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Yaakov Reef

Yaakov Reef

Rabbi Yaakov Reef is the Program Manager at Hazon’s Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. He has over a decade of experience as an activist for the environment and for LGBTQ social causes. He loves contra dancing, reading science fiction novels, and is an avid backpacker.

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A Kavvanah for Welcoming the Shabbat with the Spring Equinox, by Rabbi Yaakov Reef

Contributed on: א׳ בניסן ה׳תשע״ה (2015-03-20) by Yaakov Reef |

In the year 5775 (2015), the vernal equinox coincided with Rosh Ḥodesh Nissan, the Hebrew month known also as Aviv (Spring), as well as the onset of Shabbat, and a total solar eclipse. Here is a short meditation to receive the shabbat in embrace of the new season. . . .



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