A Way In Blog

Carol Towarnicky | 04/19/2017 - 9:07pm
Rabbi Yael's daily and weekly teachings can now be found at awayin.org, A Way In's new web site, and on Facebook. 
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/19/2017 - 1:28pm
See me in the everyday, the Mystery calls. Yes, I am there in the thunder, in the lightning, In the spectacular moments of sensation and experience.  Look for me always.  Take on practices so you will know me, So you will remember to see me everywhere.  I am wherever you notice me.  Turn toward each other and the unfolding of life. See me and live.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/19/2017 - 1:26pm
This week’s Torah portion, Yitro, brings forth the revelation at Sinai. Here is an interpretive translation of the Ten Utterances from Rabbi Yael Levy.   Standing at the foot of a mountain filled with flame, We listened to the One reverberate in our hearts. And in the silence, we heard the Mystery call:   1.     I am, I was, I will be.  I am the unfolding of all that is. I am constant transformation calling you forward to be. 2.    ...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/15/2017 - 6:20pm
A great lift for the spirit as we continue to rise each day into all we seek to bring forth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGsz0eV-Ckk
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/15/2017 - 6:19pm
Listen, the Torah calls. Learn from each other’s differences. Honor what you do not know. Shalom-- wholeness, peace-- comes not from us being all the same. Shalom rises from the harmony of all that makes us unique.    
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/10/2017 - 2:44pm
Our ancestors stood at the sea, Raging waters before them, A pursing army at their back. Bewildered and frightened they cried out. And then, at dawn they stepped forward. All of them together, All of them at once. And the sea open. There was singing and dancing on the other side, Great celebration and rejoicing. Then the fear returned: How will we live in this new wilderness? Now what will be?   And here we are, On the shores of a new wilderness. How will we will in this new land and time...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/10/2017 - 2:42pm
The full moon of this month of Shevat calls: Celebrate the beauty of creation. Listen for the songs of the trees, the mountains, the rivers, the rocks. Gently, with love, add your voice to the chorus. Lift your eyes and behold the wonders. And let the rhythm of the earth hold you. Shabbat shalom, Blessings to all    
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/08/2017 - 11:46am
The ground on which we stand is holy. All the earth is sacred Let us lift our eyes in wonder and Act with reverence and care.    
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/07/2017 - 4:01pm
Truth springs from the earth.     Psalm 85:12 In this time that can feel so chaotic and distressing may we guided by the truths the earth reveals
Rabbi Yael Levy | 02/01/2017 - 12:26pm
Lets be inspired by By the tiny, tender green shoot Who, defying all reason, Defying the very will of gravity, Pushes through the hard packed earth Breaks through thick slabs of concrete And emerges Fresh and new.    
Rabbi Yael Levy | 01/27/2017 - 1:01pm
This week of the Presidential inauguration we begin the book of Exodus, in which we read that a new king arose over Egypt—a king who did not know Joseph (Exodus 1:8).  A new king arose over Egypt who did not know empathy, who was not interested in seeking understanding.  A new king arose who demonized others and ruled through intimidation, oppression and fear. The book of Exodus tells us that as the new king took power there also arose strong, courageous women who would not be...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 01/26/2017 - 8:12pm
We cannot let our spirits be crushed. Kindness toward each other will help keep our hearts soft and strong, our voices clear and our actions wise and effective. Let us rise from what we love.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 01/19/2017 - 2:33pm
Today, as we ready ourselves for what tomorrow will bring, Let us be careful not to harden our hearts. Let us share joys, express gratitude, and act with kindness and love. Let us draw faith and inspiration from each other. Here is a song to lift the spirit, open the heart and encourage the work of our hands. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Let us go forth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW2MRTqzJug
Rabbi Yael Levy | 01/06/2017 - 12:57pm
Ani yosef—I am Joseph.  With these few words Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.  He reclaims his past and stands in the truth of the present moment. He tells his brothers,  I am my every experience.  I am here, We are all here, Through the force of the Great Mystery that flows through our words, our actions, our circumstances.  We all are the result of the unfathomable unfolding of life.      Joseph says to us: The design of our lives take...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 01/05/2017 - 1:09pm
In this dawning of 2017, May we let go with ease the behaviors, thoughts and stories that keep us feeling small and disconnected. And may we lift up what inspires us to embrace our strength and courage. And may we turn toward each other with compassion, Joining hands across differences, And together, become a force for Healing justice and peace.

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