Sabbath Week

Ways Of Seeing And Asking

11/03/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:28 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 18:1-22:24
Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37
Havdalah: 5:28 p.m.

Beth Kissileff

The Road To Jerusalem

10/27/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:36 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 12:1-17:27
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Havdalah: 6:35 p.m.

A war breaks out, four tribal kings battling against five. Lot, Abram’s nephew, is captured, and Abram — his name not yet changed to Abraham — immediately arms and allies a force of his own to rescue Lot. Abram’s allies are victorious and Lot is returned.

Rabbi Jill Hausman

Eve And The Tower of Babel

10/20/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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?

10/13/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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

10/07/2014 - 20:00

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

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Secrets Of The Holy Day

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

“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

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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

09/15/2014 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

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

09/08/2014 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

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?

09/01/2014 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

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
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