Parashat B'midbar

Spiritual Lessons of the Desert

The open spaces of the wilderness can help us access inspiration.

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Suggested Action Items:

1. Reconnect with any desert or other grandiose natural setting that is accessible to you. Keep in mind the lessons mentioned here about one's minute place in the grand creation.

2. Take steps to help preserve a natural setting near you. You can contribute your time or money to clean-up projects of nearby mountains, lakes, or forests, or you can remind yourself and others to hike responsibly, by not damaging the valuable habitat you visit.

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Rabbi Jack Bieler

Rabbi Jack Bieler was appointed as Rabbi of the Kemp Mill Synagogue in 1993. He has published numerous articles on Jewish education and on issues facing Judaism today, especially concerning Modern Orthodoxy.