Sabbath Week

The Invisible Hand Of God

02/02/2016 - 13:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:00 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 p.m.
Haftorah: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Havdalah: 6:01 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Juxtaposing Yitro And Amalek

01/26/2016 - 10:35
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:51 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 18:1-20:23
Haftorah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6
Havdalah: 5:53 p.m.

Sandra E. Rapoport

The Essence Of Biblical Songs

01/19/2016 - 12:34
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:43 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftorah: Judges 4:4-5:31 (Ashkenaz); 5:1-31 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:41 p.m.

Jerome A. Chanes

The Need To Know

01/12/2016 - 10:09
Special to The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:34 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftorah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:36 p.m.

Oh happy day! It’s an election year. With primaries just around the corner, we might wonder if Judaism has any advice for the candidates as they go about presenting the issues.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Pharaoh’s Hardened Heart

01/05/2016 - 16:15
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:27 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 6:2-9:35
Haftorah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:28 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

What’s In A Name?

12/29/2015 - 12:56
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:20 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftorah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13;
29:22-23. Havdalah: 5:21 p.m.

Many are the differences between the Book of Genesis and the Book of Exodus, but perhaps the greatest change lies in the “personality” (as it were) of God Himself.

Shlomo Riskin

Joseph’s Vision, Backwards And Forwards

12/22/2015 - 12:13
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:15 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 47:28-50:26
Haftorah: I Kings 2:1-12
Havdalah: 5:21 p.m.

Beth Kissileff

Showdown In The Palace

12/15/2015 (All day)
Special To The Jewish 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.

Freema Gottlieb

Reconciliation, Not Revenge

12/07/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish 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.

Adena Berkowitz

The Brothers In A Way Of Thinking

11/30/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish 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.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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