Sabbath Week

Justice At The Gates

08/26/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Candlelighting: 7:16 p.m.
Torah Reading: Deuteronomy
            16:18-21:9
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Sabbath Ends: 8:15 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Rav Kook’s Different Dimensions

08/19/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:27 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 11:26-16:17
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Havdalah: 8:26 p.m

Beth Kissileff

The Two Jerusalems

08/12/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:37 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 7:12-11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Havdalah: 8:38 p.m.    

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

What Unites Us With God

08/05/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:46 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 8:48 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Fifth Book, Told In First-Person

07/29/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:53 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 1:1-3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah: 8:52 p.m.
Tisha B’Av: Mon. 8:09 p.m.
Fast ends: Tues. 8:45 p.m.

There are two important issues which must be studied when approaching Devarim, this week’s portion, the first theological and the second textual.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Moses, Aaron And Models Of Leadership

07/22/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:01 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 33:1-36:5
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28;     3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:05 p.m.

“And Aaron the High Priest went up to Mount Hor at the word of the Lord and died there…” [Numbers 33:38].

Shlomo Riskin

The War Between Weapons And Words

07/15/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 8:05 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2-32:42
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Havdalah: 9:05 p.m.

This week’s parashah contains one of the most troubling episodes in all of Torah.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Reincarnations Of Pinchas/Elijah

07/08/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:28 p.m.
Torah: Num. 25:10-30:1
Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21
Havdalah: 8:27 p.m.

Could the dead be heirs to the living? This is an idea Rashi casually lets drop when it comes to the division of the land. This radical discovery provides the key to this week’s parsha.

Freema Gottlieb

Balaam’s Unlikely Prophecy

07/01/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Num. 22:2- 25:9
Haftarah: Micha 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:12 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

An Understanding Of Death

06/24/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1; 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 9:13 p.m.

How will I die? What (if anything) happens to me (if there even still is a “me”) next? How will my death impact those I leave behind? The Talmud asks these questions in response to the death of Miriam and Aaron, part of this week’s sedra.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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