Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

01/25/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:50 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18
Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Havdalah: 5:52 p.m.

01/18/2011 | | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:41 p.m.
Torah reading: Exodus 18:1-20:23
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6
Havdalah: 5:44 p.m.

The most seminal event in Jewish history, the miracle that informed, inspired and inflamed our people with passionate commitment to ethical monotheism, was the Revelation at Sinai. How strange that the biblical portion that details this phenomenon is named Yitro — after Moses’ father-in-law, Yitro (Jethro), a Midianite priest. What did Yitro do to deserve such an honor?

01/11/2011 | | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting: 4:33 p.m.
Torah Reading: Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
Sabbath Ends: 5:37 p.m.

01/04/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:25 p.m.
Torah reading: Genesis 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:29 p.m.

Parshat Bo deals with the final plagues and the essential themes of Passover. England’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks points out that when Moses addresses the Jewish people, who are about to exit Egypt, he doesn’t focus on freedom, or the Land of Israel, but on the “children and the distant future and the duty to pass on memory to generations yet unborn.”

12/28/2010 | | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:19 p.m.
Torah reading: Exodus 6:2--9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:22 p.m.

 

‘By this you will know that I am the Lord: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.” [Exodus 7:17]

12/21/2010 | | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:15pm
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23
(Ashkenaz); Jeremiah1:1-2:3 (Sephard)
Shabbat ends: 5:18