Vayeitzei – The Simple Art of Thanksgiving

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This week’s Torah portion, Vayeitzei, contains the wonderful visuals of the story of Jacob’s ladder. Jacob dreams of angels going up and down a ladder. G-d blesses him. Jacob names the place “Beth El” (House of G-d).

In his dvar TorahThe Simple Art of Thanksgiving” Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York challenges use to find the awe-inspiring in the mundane of daily life. HeĀ asks us to make a list of reasons that life is worth living. Take a look at your list and you may just find a ladder from terrestrial to celestial.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.