Sabbath Week

How Abraham ‘Rescued’ Gilad Shalit

11/01/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:31 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 12:1-17:27
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Havdalah: 6:31 p.m.

Rabbi Zev Brenner

The Perfect But Imperfect Noah

10/25/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:40 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 6:9-11:32
Haftarah: Isaiah 44:1-45:5
Havdalah: 6:43 p.m.

Eugene Korn

The Gift For Eating Forbidden Fruit

10/18/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:49 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 1:1-6:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10
Havdalah: 6:51 p.m.

The story of Adam and Eve is laden by centuries of commentary, but what is it really about? We are told that Adam and Eve first acquire language [Genesis 2:20] and then form the first marriage [Gen. 2:24]. But they lacked one thing more for the establishment of civilization: consciousness.

Rabbi Jill Hausman

To Raise The Fallen Sukkah

10/11/2011

Candlelighting, readings:
Candles: 6 p.m. (Fri.); 5:52 p.m. (Wed.);
                     6:55 p.m. (Thu.)
Torah: Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 29:17-25
Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16
Havdalah: 7:01 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Understanding God’s Command

10/04/2011

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:11 p.m.
Torah reading: Leviticus 16:1-34; 18:1-30
Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14 - 58:14;
Book of Jonah Havdalah: 7:13 p.m.

“For on this day He shall forgive you to purify you from all of your transgressions; before the Lord shall you be purified” [Lev. 16:30].

Shlomo Riskin

A Final Song For The Road

09/27/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat Shalom
Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:23 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 32:1-52
Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10; Micha 7:18-20;
Joel 2:15-27
Havdalah: 7:24 p.m.

Living The Messy Life

09/20/2011

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:35 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 29:9-31:30 p.m.
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Havdalah: 7:32 p.m.

Because it immediately precedes Rosh HaShanah, this week’s portion inevitably evokes introspection, especially with its call to “choose life, if you want to live.”

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Beyond The Desert Generation

09/13/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat Shalom
Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:47 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 26:1-29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Havdalah: 7:44 p.m.

“You have seen all that God did in Egypt… Your own eyes saw the great miracles, signs and wonders. But until this day, God did not give you a heart to know, eyes to see, and ears to hear” [Deuteronomy 29:1-3].

Rabbi Neil Fleischmann

Marriage And The Wings Of Desire

09/06/2011

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles; 6:58 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 21:10-25:19
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Havdalah: 7:56 p.m.

“You shall make ritual fringes on the four kanfot [corners, literally wings] of the garment with which you cover yourself. When a man marries a woman and he cohabits with her…” [Deuteronomy 22:12-13].

Shlomo Riskin

Truth, Justice And The Jewish Way

08/30/2011

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:10 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Havdalah: 8:09 p.m.

 

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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