Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

07/22/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:01 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 33:1-36:5
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28;     3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:05 p.m.

“And Aaron the High Priest went up to Mount Hor at the word of the Lord and died there…” [Numbers 33:38].

07/15/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 8:05 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2-32:42
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Havdalah: 9:05 p.m.

This week’s parashah contains one of the most troubling episodes in all of Torah.

07/08/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:28 p.m.
Torah: Num. 25:10-30:1
Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21
Havdalah: 8:27 p.m.

Could the dead be heirs to the living? This is an idea Rashi casually lets drop when it comes to the division of the land. This radical discovery provides the key to this week’s parsha.

07/01/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

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

06/24/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1; 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 9:13 p.m.

How will I die? What (if anything) happens to me (if there even still is a “me”) next? How will my death impact those I leave behind? The Talmud asks these questions in response to the death of Miriam and Aaron, part of this week’s sedra.

06/17/2014 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Num. 16:1-18:32
Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22
Havdalah: 9:12 p.m.

‘Rocky” is my favorite movie of all time, a tale of an underdog boxer with incredible determination, getting a shot at the title. Against all odds, Rocky’s goal is to “go the distance,” to still be standing strong at the end of the fight.