Sabbath Week

Hearing Women Singing At The Sea

01/22/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:46 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 10:1­13:16
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
Havdalah: 5:49 p.m.

The splitting of the Red (Reed) Sea was the remarkable miracle that indisputably confirmed the Hebrews as free people. The Egyptians had chased them into the desert, hoping to force their former slaves to return; Moses extended his hand over the sea, God drove back the waters with a powerful easterly wind and the Israelites entered the seabed on dry land.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The Magic Of Midnight

01/15/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:38 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:41 p.m.

There is something magic about midnight, as any child who has read Cinderella can tell you. It is the witching hour when imagination fails, when radiance turns into pumpkins, when dreams die fast.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Seventh Plague Brings A Twist

01/08/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:30 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:34 p.m.

Rabbi Peretz Rodman

The Fateful Vow

01/02/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:23 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13;
29:22-23 (Ashkenaz);
Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:27 p.m.

Fred Ehrman

Performing The Unpredictable

12/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:18 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 47:28-50:26
Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12
Havdalah: 5:22 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Joseph’s Emotional Rescue

12/18/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:

Shabbat candles: 4:14 p.m.

Torah:

Haftarah:

Havdalah: 5:18 p.m.

Beth Kissileff

A Torn Family Comes Together

12/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:48-59
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 5:15 p.m

Benjamin Telushkin

The Nine Nights Of Chanukah

12/04/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:10 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8
Havdalah: 5:13 p.m.

There’s a famous question posed by the Bais Yosef as to why we celebrate Chanukah for eight days and not seven, as the flask of oil the Maccabees found had enough to last one day, so the miracle was really only for the  seven days after that.

Rabbi Zev Brenner

Alone With An Angel

11/27/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 32:4-36:43
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-12:12
(Ashkenaz); Book of Obadiah
(Sephard) Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

Not since he was a fugitive nearly 22 years before had Jacob known such loneliness. In his life there had been no vacuum. With God’s blessing at Beth-El came not one, but four wives, as well as a proliferation of children, livestock, servants, and even angels, keeping him so preoccupied that he barely had a moment to himself. Suddenly it was all threatened.

Freema Gottlieb

Two Parents Nominate Their Favorite Sons

11/20/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:14 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 28:10-32:3    
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:9
Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

“Then he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, ‘Jacob has taken all that belonged to our father, and from that which belonged to our father, he amassed all this wealth’”[Gen 21:1].

Shlomo Riskin
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