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Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

02/23/2016 - 11:06 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting: 5:17 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Havdalah: 6:18 p.m.

If you ask almost any Hebrew Day School graduate what is the first comment in the Torah by the foremost biblical commentator, Rashi, he will give you an almost immediate answer. Rashi says, by right, the Torah should have started with the first mitzvah addressed to the nation: designating the New Moon. So why did the Torah begin with the story of creation?

02/16/2016 - 12:23 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting: 5:17 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Havdalah: 6:18 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report once published an article, “50 Ways to Fix Your Life,” or at least improve it. “Learning to Meditate” was near the top of the list, the article demonstrating how meditation leads not only to spiritual enlightenment but better health.

02/09/2016 - 11:27 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting: 5:07 p.m.
Torah:  Ex. 25:1- 27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13.                     
Havdalah: 6:09 p.m.

02/02/2016 - 13:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:00 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 p.m.
Haftorah: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Havdalah: 6:01 p.m.

01/26/2016 - 10:35 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:51 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 18:1-20:23
Haftorah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6
Havdalah: 5:53 p.m.

01/19/2016 - 12:34 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:43 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftorah: Judges 4:4-5:31 (Ashkenaz); 5:1-31 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:41 p.m.