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Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

08/16/2016 - 13:38 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 7:29 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 3:23-7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 8:28 p.m.

08/09/2016 - 15:22 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 7:39 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 1:1-3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah-Tisha b’Av: 8:39p.m.
Fast Ends: 8:31 p.m. (Sun.)

08/02/2016 - 13:31 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:48 p.m.
Torah: Num. 30:2-36:13
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 8:47 p.m.

07/26/2016 - 11:58 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 7:55 p.m.
Torah: Num. 25:10-30:1
Haftara: I King 18:46-19:21
Havdalah: 8:55 p.m.

The greatest test of a successful leader may come not while in office, but after.  Many a talented leader failed to preserve their legacy for want of a well-thought out transition. Parashat Pinchas conveys important lessons on creating effective successors.

07/19/2016 - 17:09 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:02 p.m.
Torah: Num. 22:2-35:9
Haftorah: Micah 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:02 p.m.
Tammuz Fast: Sun. 5:46 a.m.-8:19 p.m.

Bil’am, the Aramean prophet who is engaged by the Moabite king Balak to curse Israel — but ends up blessing the Israelites instead — is one of the more colorful, and comic, characters in a Torah replete with colorful characters.

First off, who is Bil’am?

07/12/2016 - 11:42 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:07 p.m.
Torah: Num. 19:1-22:1
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33
Havdalah: 9:13 p.m.

Why, in this week’s reading, Rashi asks, does the ritual of the red heifer introduce the death narrative of three of Israel’s finest [Numbers 19:2-22]?