Hakhel: Sukkot Tribe Gathering for Next Seven Years

by Maggid Zelig Golden 25 Elul 5775 | September 8, 2015 In just five days shofars will sound 100 times all around the world, calling in the New Year with that primal sound that wakes us up to this pivotal moment in the Hebrew calendar.

Three Approaches to California’s Drought

Sukkot on the Farm 2014: Three Approaches to California’s Drought by Suzannah Sosman 19 Cheshvan 5775 | November 12, 2014 At Sukkot on the Farm this year, our theme was “Shmita: Elements in Balance.” With California facing extreme drought, this theme resonated deeply. Elements are

Shmita: Shabbat for the Land

Shmita: Shabbat for the Land by Maggid Zelig Golden 22 Elul 5775 | September 17, 2014 Greetings from Jerusalem! I have been here nearly two months and after an intense summer, I am grateful for the calm that has returned and the ability

On the Mountain, We Release: Parsha Be-Har

Zelig Golden | 11 Iyyar 5768 | May 16, 2008 In parsha Be-Har (“on the mountain”) we are given the agricultural law of Shemita, a Sabbath for the land. “Six years you may sow your field and six years you may prune your vineyard and