Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

09/10/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 6:52 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 16:1-34; 18:1-30;
Numbers 29:7-11
Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14;
Book of Jonah; Micah 7:18-20
Yom Kippur ends: 7:49 p.m.

09/03/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 7:07 p.m. (Wed.);
after 8:05 p.m. (Thu.);
before 7:03 p.m. (Fri.)
Torah: Deuteronomy 32:1-52
Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51
Havdalah: 8:01 p.m.
Fast of Gedalia: 5:06 a.m.
to 7:52 p.m. (Sun.)

08/27/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:28 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Havdalah: 7:25 p.m.

08/20/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:25 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 26:1–29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Havdalah: 8:25 p.m

08/13/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:36 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Havdalah: 8:36 p.m.

The weekly haftarah is usually related to the Torah portion that it follows, but this week’s haftarah, from Isaiah 54, seems different. It is the fifth of seven readings that began after Tisha b’Av, as part of a rising crescendo of faith in a better time to come — not a bad lesson these days of troubled headlines.

08/06/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:45 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 16:18-21:9
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Havdalah: 8:46 p.m.

“You shall surely appoint over yourselves a king whom the Lord your God will choose” [Deuteronomy 17:15].

Sorry, future King George Alexander Louis: Jewish kings are leaders beyond the accident of birth.