Sabbath Week

God’s Way Of Communicating

03/13/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:46 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 35:1- 40:38; Numbers 19:1-22
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38
Havdalah: 7:46 p.m.    
                 

“Bezalel made the ark… He made two cherubs of gold ... at the two ends of the cover. … The cherubs had their wings spreading out upwards … with their faces turned towards each other…” [Exodus 37:1-9]

Shlomo Riskin

The Loss Of The Holy Ornaments

03/06/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:38 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 30:11-34:35
Haftarah: I Kings 18:1-39
Havdalah: 6:38 p.m.            
                                    

Freema Gottlieb

Do Clothes Make The Priest?

02/28/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat candles: 5:31 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 27:20-30:10
Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-27
Havdalah: 6:30 p.m.     
                                          

Rabbi Yael Buechler

The Source Of Israel’s Security

02/21/2012

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:23 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1- 27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13    
Havdalah: 6:23 p.m.         

“They shall make a Sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them” [Exodus 25:8].

“This Temple that you build… if you follow My decrees… I shall dwell among the Children of Israel and I shall not forsake My people Israel” [I Kings 6:11, haftarah].

Shlomo Riskin

The Jewish Way Of Lending

02/14/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:14 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18; 30:11-16
Haftarah: II Kings 11:17-12:17
Havdalah: 6:15 p.m.            

Shana Novick

Moses Gets A Consultant

02/07/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:05 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 (Ashkenaz);
6:1-13 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 6:09 p.m. 

In this week’s Torah reading, we learn that Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, traveled from his home in the Land of Midian into the Sinai Desert, bringing Moshe’s wife, Zipporah, and their two sons to be reunited with him. The details of why Zipporah and their sons had been “sent away” by Moshe are unclear.

Rabbi Arthur Samlan

The Call Of The God Of History

01/31/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:57 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16    
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:312 (Ashkenaz);
5:1-31 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 6:01 p.m.         
                                               

Shlomo Riskin

Reparations From Egypt

01/24/2012

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:49 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:51 p.m.

Our sedra features one of the most troubling episodes in all of Torah: the so-called despoiling of the Egyptians. Back in Exodus 3, the Israelites are promised that they will leave Egypt not just with their freedom but with great wealth. “You shall strip the Egyptians bare,” goes the promise, in the colloquial English of today.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Leaving Isn’t So Easy

01/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:40 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:43 p.m.

“And Egypt shall know that I am God when I stretch My hand over Egypt: and I shall take the Children of Israel out from among them” [Exodus 7: 5]

Shlomo Riskin

Leaving Isn’t So Easy

01/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:40 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:43 p.m.

“And Egypt shall know that I am God when I stretch My hand over Egypt: and I shall take the Children of Israel out from among them” [Exodus 7: 5]

Shlomo Riskin
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