Sabbath Week

The Challenge Of Charity

08/14/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:31 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 11:26-16:17;
Numbers 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 8:34 p.m.     
  

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote: “Tzedakah [charity] lies at the heart of Judaism’s understanding of mitzvot bein adam le-chavero, interpersonal duties. An idea going back 4,000 years, it remains challenging today.” Given the state of today’s economy, it is more challenging than ever.

David Fine

The Only Thing God Asks

08/07/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:41 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 7:12-11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Havdalah: 8:44 p.m.     
       

‘What does God ask of you, only to revere the Lord your God and to walk in all of His ways; to love Him and to serve God with all your heart and with all your soul; to observe the commandments of the Lord and His statutes for your good” [Deuteronomy 10:11-13].

Shlomo Riskin

A Godly Way To Comfort

07/31/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:51 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 8:53 p.m.  
           

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Rising From The Grave

07/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:58 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 1:1-3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah: 9:02 p.m.

Like most Jews, I grew up with memories of events that I never experienced. I remember being a slave in Egypt. I remember the Holocaust. I remember my family’s immigration journey to America. I remember the founding of the State of Israel.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

When War Includes Women And Children

07/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:04 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2 - 36:13 
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28;
3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:09 p.m.    

Shlomo Riskin

The First Shlemiel: What’s In A Name?

07/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:09 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 25:10-30:1
Haphtara: I Kings 18:46-19:21
Havdalah: 9:12 p.m. 

Rabbi Zev Brenner

When A Donkey Sees What A Prophet Won’t

07/03/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Num. 22:2-25:9
Haftarah: Micha 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:19 p.m

Ora Horn Prouser

The Shoah And The Unfathomable

06/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week
Candlelighting, Readings: Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m. Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 Havdalah: 9:21 p.m.              
Shlomo Riskin

Arguments For The Sake Of Heaven

06/19/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32
Haftarah:
I Samuel 11:14-12:22
Havdalah: 9:22 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Grasshoppers Come To Zero

06/12/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:11 p.m.
Torah: Num. 13:1-15:41
Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24
Havdalah: 9:20 p.m.     

c begins with the saga of the spies’ report about the land of Israel. On the eve of the Jewish people’s preparation to enter Eretz Yisrael, 12 spies, each representing a tribe, were sent to survey the land. Upon their return, ten of the twelve deliver very negative news: It will be impossible for the Jewish people to overcome and conquer the land from the nations living there.

Adena Berkowitz
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