The Shabbat Service contains a series of mostly silent prayers --leading up to the Shema -- in which we are asked to listen to the songs in Nature as a reality, not as a metaphor. One of these beautiful paragraphs states, "If only our mouths were filled with song like the sea..." preparing us to fill our mouths with the Shema. Have you heard the latest news of scientists' attempting to solve the past decade's string of enigmatic whale suicides? At the end of this short teaching, you'll hear Becky Henning singing this normally silent prayer in the background.
July 23, 2016