Editorial & Opinion | Sabbath Week

05/13/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:

Candlelighting: 7:48 p.m.

Torah Reading: Lev. 26:3-27:34

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14

Sabbath Ends: 8:55 p.m.

05/06/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:42 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 25:1-26:2
Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6-27
Havdalah: 8:46 p.m.

During the Jubilee, all land is returned to the original owner. Someone who bought the land that now had to be returned might feel disenfranchised, a stranger, in a sense, from land once considered his own: “The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land belongs to Me, for you are strangers and [temporary] residents with Me” [Leviticus 25:23].

04/29/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:34 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus: 21:1-24:23    
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31
Haftarah: 8:38 p.m.

What is the most important quality for a religious leader — a sharp mind or a sensitive heart, a commitment to study or a commitment to loving-kindness?

04/23/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:27 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 19:1-20:27
Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 (Ashkenaz); Ezekiel 20:2-20 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 8:30 p.m.

04/08/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:12 p.m. (Fri.); 7:15 p.m. (Mon.); 8:17 p.m. (Tue.)
Last chametz: 10:43 a.m.; burn by 11:49 a.m. (Mon.)
Torah: Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
Havdalah: 8:13 p.m. (Sat.);
8:18 p.m. (Wed.)

04/01/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Sabbath Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:05 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 14:1-15:33
Haftarah: II Kings 7:3-20
Havdalah: 8:06 p.m.

Isolation is a terrible thing. Our Rabbis differentiated people from other forms of life by calling human beings m’daber — the species that speaks. We require conversation no less than we do food and water. Talk is food for the soul.