Adar

Hearing Passover's Footsteps

02/16/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Anyone who has seen the movie “Jaws” will surely remember the opening scene.  A woman swims peacefully in the ocean and all appears to be well, until we hear that pulsating, foreboding music.  You can’t see the shark yet, but you know it’s out there, and before too long, it will make its appearance…

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

The Happiness Of Adar

02/01/2011

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 4:58 p.m.
Torah Reading: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Sabbath Ends: 6 p.m.

I love Jewish tradition. I also find it puzzling. It is because I puzzle through it, however, that I love it.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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