So each day when I open up my Zoom service, I appear with a different holy space as my virtual background. It’s added a bit of intrigue to the service. People are wondering, where will the rabbi be leading services from today? It takes some of the humdrum out and replaces it with a a touch of wonder, which, after all, is precisely what prayer is supposed to accomplish in the first place. One might say that prayer is all about releasing us from our state of spiritual cabin fever and send our souls soaring.
Here are some of the places I’ve “been” while leading services over the past few weeks. They are all places where I’ve really gone.