This week, we conclude our omer counting with Malchut. Generally translated as kingship or sovereignty, this week’s s’firah allows us to turn our minds to those who work tirelessly off the ice to create the makeup of an NHL team. Malchut is understood as the synthesis of all attributes of God, or the multiple ways in which one experiences the divine presence. To create, implement, and run a hockey team, … Continue reading Malchut – מלכות
Imagine yourself playing over 1,500 games in the NHL. Many goals, points, and highlight-reel moments. With all the magical moments, there are also countless hits, injuries, and painful losses. It is a long and intense NHL season, 82 games if you’re healthy, but the ones who compete and are the most passionate, they make a lasting impression. The ones who play 82 games over multiple … Continue reading Players that Endure, and Eternal Moments
I I first fell in love with the game of hockey when I was around seven years old. Countless moments are embedded in my head, moments that remind me of the magic and beauty that hockey can bring. Elyssa wrote an incredible article, so I get the easy job. Hockey for me has always been about community, so I reached out to my friends and … Continue reading Hockey’s Most Beautiful Moments
In the National Hockey League, one player is given the honour of having the “C” placed on his sweater. This is one of the main reasons the captain of a hockey team is more important than the captain, or captains, of teams in other major sports. In other organized sports, the team captain is quite often the superstar of the group, or the best player … Continue reading What Does it Take to be a Captain in the NHL?
This week, we are talking about hesed, which is often translated as righteous, mercy or grace. I have commonly believed that hockey players are some of the most honourable and well-respected players. More often than not, you will find an NHL player donating his time to the community, visiting children in the hospital, or donating money to charitable causes. During this time you’ll hear most hockey players … Continue reading The 5 Most Sportsmanlike Hockey Players
Hockey, like all sports, is a world unto itself. Full of ancient rivalries, team colors and precise pre-game rituals (for players and fans alike), the parallels to religious traditions are not hard to find. In fact, it seems clear that professional sports occupies the same place for many people in the 21st century that religion used to, and without having to learn a foreign language, … Continue reading Hockey & The Omer: Tapping Into Something Bigger