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Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

12/15/2015 (All day) | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:21 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 44:18-47:27
Haftorah: Ezekiel 37:15-28
Havdalah: 5:17 p.m.

The goblet of the “Egyptian” viceroy is discovered in the sack of Benjamin, youngest child of Rachel, Jacob’s long-deceased love. The brothers proclaim their innocence, but an atrocity returns to haunt them: the selling of Rachel’s first son, Joseph, into slavery.

12/07/2015 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:09 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 28:9-15; 7:48-53
Haftorah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 5:13 p.m.

Miketz opens with Joseph, having been forgotten by the wine steward (after interpreting his dream, leading to the steward’s release from prison), suddenly plucked from prison to Pharaoh’s court, called upon to now interpret the ruler’s dreams. And thus begins the second chapter of Joseph’s rags to riches rise in Egypt.

11/30/2015 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:19 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftorah: Amos 2:6-3:8
Havdalah: 5:13 p.m.

11/23/2015 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 32:4-36:43
Haftorah: Hosea 11:7-12:12
(Ashkenaz); Book of Ovadiah (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

Jacob and Esau reunite after decades of separation following Jacob’s tricking Isaac into blessing him (while masquerading as Esau). Esau felt livid, cheated, and destroyed, determined to kill Jacob in revenge. Out of consideration for his father, Esau would wait until Isaac died.

11/16/2015 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:15 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 28:10-32:3
Haftorah: Hosea 12:13-14:10
(Ashkenaz); 11:7-12:12 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:18 p.m.

11/09/2015 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:21 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 25:19-28:9
Haftorah: Malachi 1:1-2:7
Havdalah: 5:21 p.m.

The aged, nearly blind Isaac has just been deceived by his son Jacob and wife Rebecca. Jacob, impersonating his twin Esau, stole the blessing Isaac intended for Esau. Isaac reacts immediately to the deception, affirming that Jacob will remain blessed. This is the beginning of a remarkable teaching that Isaac will transmit to Jacob.