1 HAPPY IS the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of HaShem; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper. 4 Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For HaShem regardeth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish. Psalms 2 - 1 Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, against HaShem, and against His anointed:3 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.'4 He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the L-rd hath them in derision.5 Then will He speak unto them in His wrath, and affright them in His sore displeasure:6 'Truly it is I that have established My king upon Zion, My holy mountain.'7 I will tell of the decree: HaShem said unto me: 'Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee.8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'10 Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth.11 Serve HaShem with fear, and rejoice with trembling.12 Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.
Shalom B'harim Mission Statement
We are coming together as a Jewish community to provide a place of Traditional Jewish worship, learning, and assembly, and to engage various other activities that will promote spiritual and educational welfare of the Jewish people of the North Georgia Mountains.
Our focus is in the building of a caring Jewish Community, in the spirit of our shared traditions. We are committed to a participatory and democratic process both in congregational governance and in worship.
We hope to encourage and support one another as we grow in our studies and in loving-kindness and social responsibilities.
- “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” Rabbi Hillel.
- Mishlei (Proverbs) 1:7-9 "The fear of HaShem is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline. Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother; For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck." JPS