Sabbath Week

The Blessing Of Mysterious Curses

05/13/2014
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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.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

A Stranger In God’s Country

05/06/2014
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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].

Freema Gottlieb

Qualities Of Religious Leadership

04/29/2014
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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?

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Rabbi Akiva’s Essential Verse Of Torah

04/23/2014
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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.

Fred Ehrman

The Mysterious Death Of Aaron’s Sons

04/08/2014
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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.)

Adena Berkowitz

When Words Can Be Contagious

04/01/2014
Special To The Jewish 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.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Sanctity Of Family And Childbirth

03/25/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:59 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 12:1-13:59;
Exodus 12:1-20
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Havdalah: 7:59 p.m.

This week’s reading is not only difficult because of its subject matter but also because of the strange order of the verses and chapters.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

A Sense Of Kashrut And Tragedy

03/18/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:50 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47;
Numbers 19:1-22
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38
Havdalah: 7:50 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Afternoon In The Desert

03/11/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:43 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 6:1-8:36;
Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Haftarah: I Samuel 15:1-34
Havdalah: 7:42 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Soul And The Great Sacrifice

03/04/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Candelighting: 5:35 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 1:1-5:26
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Havdalah: 6:35 p.m.

J.J. Gross
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