Sabbath Week

Do The Rite Thing

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

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:56 p.m.
Torah: Num. 8:1-12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 9:03 p.m.

Freud did not have our sedra specifically in mind when he wrote his treatises on religion, though he would have pointed to its demand that the Passover sacrifice be done “in accordance with all its rules and rites” [Numbers 9:1-5] as evidence of his claim that religion is a caricature of obsessive-compulsive neurosis.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Word Is Love

05/13/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:49 p.m.
Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25
Torah: Numbers 4:21 p.m.
Havdalah: 8:56 p.m.

Rabbi Neil Fleischmann

The Conversion Of Ruth

05/06/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 7:43 p.m. (Fri.); 7:47 p.m. (Tue.);
8:52 p.m. (Wed.)
Torah: Numbers 1:1-4:20 (Sat.);
Exodus 19:1-20:23 (Wed.);
Num. 28:26-31 (Shavuot);
Deut. 14:22-16:17 (Thu)
Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 (Sat.); Ezekiel 1:1-28 (Wed.);
Habakuk 2:20-3:19 (Thu);
Book of Ruth Havdalah: 8:48 p.m. (Sat.);
8:53 p.m. (Thu.)

Shlomo Riskin

The Letter And The Spirit

04/29/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:35 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 25:1-27:34
Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
Havdalah: 8:39 p.m.

Eugene Korn

Understanding Divine Justice

04/22/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:28 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31
Havdalah: 8:31 p.m.

The Hebrew Scriptures have been maligned by much of the Gentile world with negative characterizations painted with broad strokes. The God of the “Old Testament” has been depicted as jealous, vindictive, blood thirsty and cruel. We, on the other hand, think of the Almighty as a loving father and described in terms of His Thirteen Attributes of Mercy that we repeat in the Selichot.

Fred Ehrman

A Perfect Time For A Do-Over

04/15/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:21 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 16:1-20:27
Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 (Ashkenaz);
Ezekiel 20:2-20 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 8:23 p.m.

This week’s double portion of Achrei Mot/Kedoshim begins with God speaking to Moshe after the death of Aaron’s two sons, and then instructing Moshe and Aaron about the procedures surrounding Yom Kippur.

Dr. Adena Berkowitz

The Intricacies Of Forbidden Speech

04/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:13 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 12:1-15:33
Haftarah: II Kings 7:3-20
Havdalah: 8:15 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Partners In Perfecting The World

04/02/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:06 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47
Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1-7:17
Havdalah: 8:07 p.m

Rabbi David Fine

The Commandment To Work

03/27/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Candelighting: 6:59 p.m. (Fri.);
7:01 p.m. (Sun.); 8:01 p.m. (Mon.)
Torah: Ex. 33:12-34:26;
Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Havdalah: 7:59 p.m. (Sat.);
8:02 p.m. (Tue.)

JJ Gross

Prayer As Performance Art

03/18/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat/Pesach candles: 6:52 p.m.
(Fri.); 6:54 p.m. (Mon.); 7:54 p.m. (Tue.)
Torah: Lev. 6:1-8:36
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
Havdalah: 7:52 p.m.
Last Chometz: 10:57 a.m. (Mon.)

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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