Earth-based Judaism

Earth-based Judaism

Heart of Fire

Heart of Fire: Dvar Smicha at ALEPH:Alliance for Jewish Renewal rabbinic ordination 20 Tevet 5778 | January 7, 2018 Full text below. The book of Exodus, Shmot, which we just began reading, literally means "Names," reminding us that rooting in lineage is

Parsha Noach: Feeding the Sacred

Parsha Noach: Feeding the Sacred 1 Cheshvan 5778 | October 20, 2017 Today we breathe a little easier because thank God the rains have finally arrived and the Santa Rosa fires just north are all but contained. But the fires have left many of us

Shmita and Our New Story

Love and Rebuke, Shmita and Our New Story — Parhot Be-Har and Be-Hokkati 22 Iyyar 5777 | May 18, 2017  By Maggid Zelig Golden In this week’s parsha Be-Har (on the mountain) and Be-Hukkotai (by my decrees) we are first given the agricultural law of Shmita, a

Celebrating Our Tallest Teachers

Celebrating Our Tallest Teachers: New Buds, Running of the Sap, Songs of Freedom A Teaching for Tu B’Shvat | 13 Sh'vat 5777 | Feburary 9, 2017  By Maggid Zelig Golden We celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees, this weekend! Tu B’Shvat orients us to the

Fulfilling Jacob’s Dream: Become a Standing Rock

by Maggid Zelig Golden 9 Kislev 5777 | December 9, 2016 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded December 9, 2016 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Jewish Burning Man: Sukkot’s Collective Water Prayer

By Maggid Zelig Golden 11 Tishrei 5777 | October 13, 2016 Happy New Year! I hope that the last 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur were sweet and meaningful. The rabbis teach us that these are the days of teshuva, days of relational

On the Mountain: Cultivating our Collective Consciousness

by Maggid Zelig Golden 4th of Sivan 5776 | June 10, 2016 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded June 10, 2016 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Walking the Path After Exodus

by Maggid Zelig Golden 21 Nisan 5776 | April 29, 2016 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) from Passover in the Desert, recorded April 29, 2016 in the Panamint Valley, CA.

Drawing on the Light Within

by Maggid Zelig Golden 29 Kislev 5776 | December 11, 2015 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) on finding light in the darkest of times, recorded December 11, 2015, at the Kabbalat Shabbat services co-hosted with Urban Adamah.