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Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

08/31/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:07 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 26:1-29:8
Haftorah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Havdalah: 8:05 p.m.

‘When you enter into full possession of the Land which the Lord your God is giving to you ... then you shall take of the first fruits … and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose” [Deuteronomy 26:1-2].

08/24/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:18 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 21:10-25:19
Haftorah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Havdalah: 8:17 p.m.            

08/17/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:28 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 16:18-21:9
Haftorah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Havdalah: 8:28 p.m.               

08/10/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week


Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:37 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 11:26-16:17; Numbers 28:9-15
Haftorah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 8:36 p.m.

08/03/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

The biblical source for thanking God for our worldly gifts is to be found in this week’s portion, Ekev. As preparation of our meals takes a great deal of time and effort, and if our tradition mandates so many laws about permitted and prohibited foods, and if the Talmud devotes a complete chapter to the Grace after Meals, we should study this blessing in depth.

07/27/2015 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:55 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23-6:11
Haftorah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 8:59 p.m.

The scene is all too familiar. The husband (let us say) of a friend has died — suddenly, from a massive heart attack — and you are getting out of your car for a shiva call. You thought you might be out together, enjoying a movie this Saturday night. Instead you are visiting on Thursday, and you wonder what to say when you get inside.