1. The Last Song
If you knew that today was the last day of your life what would be your final words? What tone would you use? That question is answered in this week’s Torah portion: Moses’ last words to the people of Israel is … a song.
2. Jews Are Muse-ical
As we move from the Days of Awe to the Days of Joy, we read the song of Haazinu. It begins with two characters, heaven and earth, which represent the soul and the body. What soulful connection does music have with the heart and soul of man?
3. Lessons from the American Bald Eagle
This week’s Torah portion reveals the mystery behind the Great Seal of the United States, which includes an olive branch with 13 leaves in the eagle’s right talon, 13 arrows in its left, 13 stars above its head, 13 stripes on the shield it supports, and 13 letters in each of the two of its mottos, E Pluribus Unum and Annuit Coeptis.