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A Torn Family Comes Together

12/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:48-59
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 5:15 p.m

Benjamin Telushkin

Sing A Song Of History

09/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:25 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 32:1-52
Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51
Havdalah: 7:21 p.m.

‘Deep in the Heart of Texas.” “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O).” “Rock Around the Clock.” “Hard Day’s Night.” “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”  “La Bamba.” “I Will Always Love You.” “Livin La Vida Loca.” “I’ll Be There for You (Theme from ‘Friends’).”

Rabbi Gidon Rothstein

The Farmer And The First Fruits

09/04/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:01 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 26:1-29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Havdalah: 7:59 p.m.

This is Elul, the month before Rosh HaShanah, when we focus on developing new habits, new ways of doing things, so that we can start our year off right. Parshat Ki Tavo has a number of elements that can assist in this endeavor.

Beth Kissileff.

The King’s Second Torah

08/21/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:22 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
Haftarah: Isaiah 41:12-42:12
Havdalah: 8:22 p.m. 

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Challenge Of Charity

08/14/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:31 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 11:26-16:17;
Numbers 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 8:34 p.m.     
  

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote: “Tzedakah [charity] lies at the heart of Judaism’s understanding of mitzvot bein adam le-chavero, interpersonal duties. An idea going back 4,000 years, it remains challenging today.” Given the state of today’s economy, it is more challenging than ever.

David Fine

The Only Thing God Asks

08/07/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:41 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 7:12-11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Havdalah: 8:44 p.m.     
       

‘What does God ask of you, only to revere the Lord your God and to walk in all of His ways; to love Him and to serve God with all your heart and with all your soul; to observe the commandments of the Lord and His statutes for your good” [Deuteronomy 10:11-13].

Shlomo Riskin

Rising From The Grave

07/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:58 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 1:1-3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah: 9:02 p.m.

Like most Jews, I grew up with memories of events that I never experienced. I remember being a slave in Egypt. I remember the Holocaust. I remember my family’s immigration journey to America. I remember the founding of the State of Israel.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

When War Includes Women And Children

07/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:04 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2 - 36:13 
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28;
3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:09 p.m.    

Shlomo Riskin

When A Donkey Sees What A Prophet Won’t

07/03/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Num. 22:2-25:9
Haftarah: Micha 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:19 p.m

Ora Horn Prouser

The Shoah And The Unfathomable

06/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week
Candlelighting, Readings: Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m. Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 Havdalah: 9:21 p.m.              
Shlomo Riskin
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