Sabbath Week

A Torah Fit For A King

08/05/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:45 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 16:18-21:9
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Havdalah: 8:46 p.m.

“You shall surely appoint over yourselves a king whom the Lord your God will choose” [Deuteronomy 17:15].

Sorry, future King George Alexander Louis: Jewish kings are leaders beyond the accident of birth.

Beth Kissileff

Expressions Of The Heart

07/29/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:53 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 11:26-16:17
Haftarah: Isaiah 44:11-45:5
Havdalah: 8:56 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

Threats To The Moral Heartland

07/22/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Havdalah: 9:04 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Self-Sacrifice Of Moses

07/15/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:06 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 9:11 p.m.

Freema Gottlieb

How Tisha b’Av Turns Into A Holiday

07/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:10 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 1:1 - 3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah: 9:17 p.m.
Tisha b’Av: July 15-16 (fast ends 9:05 p.m.)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Same Journey, Different Diaries

07/01/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2-36:13
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:20 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

A Lesson In Listening

06/24/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:13 p.m.
Torah: Num. 25:10-30:1
Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21
Havdalah: 9:22 p.m.

Michelle Friedman

When A Donkey Sees What Wise Men Can’t

06/17/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8;12 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 22:2- 25:9 
Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:21 p.m.

‘No black magic can be effective against Jacob, and no occult powers against Israel” [Numbers 23:23].

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

A Life That Outlives You

06/10/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:10 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33
Havdalah: 9:19 p.m.

Look up the word “gaudy” in a dictionary and you will find that it means “garish, showy, vulgarly colorful,” from the Latin, gaudere  “to rejoice.” Citizens of Barcelona may be forgiven for imagining that it comes from the name of their most famous architectural genius, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), whose perfectly outrageous riot of color fairly fills the city.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Top 50 Rabbis In The Desert

06/03/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:04 p.m.
Torah: Num. 16:1-18:32
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-64
Havdalah: 9:15 p.m.

A rabbi friend recently joked about the “Top 50 Rabbis in America.” He said he figures he is somewhere around 1,367; Rabbi No. 1364, he says, speaks better than he does, and Rabbi No. 1,368 has visited fewer sick people than he has, so he must be right in between them. He’s hoping that next year he’ll move up to the 1,350s, but who knows? As long as he’s in the Top 2,000, he says, he should be fine.

Abby Sosland
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