Sabbath Week

Eve And The Tower of Babel

10/21/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:46 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 6:9-11:32;
Numbers 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 6:44 p.m.

The theme of building is prominent in the early chapters of Genesis. The text presents certain episodes of building as positive, others less favorably.

Rachel Friedman

Was Creation Really Seven Days?

10/14/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:54 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 1:1-6:7
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10
Havdalah: 6:53 p.m.

On Rosh HaShanah we began counting the 5,775th year since the creation of the world. This calculation is predicated upon the primordial first week of creation consisting of seven 24-hour days during which God made everything there is, from light to vegetation to animals to the human being.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

A Culture Of Honor

10/08/2014
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Ma’aseh sheyaha, as the Rabbis say — “Here’s a story for you.”

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Secrets Of The Holy Day

10/01/2014
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“And Aaron is to come to the Tent of Meeting and remove the linen garments that he had put on before entering the Sanctuary, and he is to leave them there” [Leviticus 16:23].

Not only were these vestments removed, but the clothing that the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) wore when he achieved complete forgiveness for the Jewish People had to be buried. Those clothes were never to be worn again, not by him and not by anyone else. 

Rabbi Neal Fleischmann

The Purpose Of The Jews

09/24/2014
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What is the purpose for which the Jewish people have been placed in the world? The answer is to be found within the Massif of Rosh HaShanah: the three blessings of Malchuyot (kingship), Zichronot (remembrances) and Shofarot (the essence of the shofar), each punctuated by the sounds of the shofar; each containing the essence of our faith.

Shlomo Riskin

Something Different About This Month

09/16/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:41 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Havdalah: 7:38 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah candles: 6:33 p.m. (Wed.); 7:30 p.m. (Thu.)
‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” we say, but we are often wrong. It is self-delusion to suppose that if we always make a sound decision, always expend the extra effort, and always do the right thing, we will equally always figure it all out.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Be My Happy Ending

09/09/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:53 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 26:1-29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Havdalah: 7:51 p.m.

Jews love happy endings, even if we have to compose them ourselves.

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

When Is Halachic Divorce Necessary?

09/02/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:03 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 21:10-25:19  
Haftarah: Deut. 21:10-25:19  
Havdalah: 8:02 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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
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