Sabbath Week

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

A Blessing And A Curse

08/23/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:21 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Havdalah: 8:20 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

A Sense Of Being Blessed

08/16/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:31 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 7:12-11:25
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Havdalah: 8:31 p.m.

“You shall eat, you shall be satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God…” [Deuteronomy 8:10].

Rabbi Arnold D. Samlan

The Secrets Of Kavanah

08/09/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:

Shabbat candles: 7:41 p.m.

Torah: Deut. 3:23-7:11

Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Moses Finds His Voice

08/02/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:50 p.m.
Torah: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Havdalah: 8:52 p.m.

Parashat Devarim opens with a seemingly innocuous statement: “Eleh ha'devarim… These are the words…”

Ora Horn Prouser

Israel’s Unfinished Symphony

07/26/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:57 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 33:1-36:13
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2
Havdalah: 9:01 p.m.

“Command the children of Israel: This is the land which shall fall to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan and its boundaries” [Numbers 34:2].

Shlomo Riskin

Echoes Of Kol Nidre In Summer

07/19/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:04 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 30:2-32:42
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Havdalah: 9:08 p.m.

It seems a long way off, but before we know it, summer swelter will give way to autumn cool, and we will be back in synagogue listening to Kol Nidre. The roots of Kol Nidre lie in this week’s parashah, where Moses cautions the people, “If a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he may not break his pledge.”

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Elijah Opens The Door To Love

07/12/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:08 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 25:10-30:1

Our parsha begins with the reward that Pinchas receives for his zealotry. It is important to internalize Pinchas’ uniqueness and understand that the special covenant of peace that he received and the many miracles that helped him [Sanhedrin 82b] were given specifically to a person of his rare qualities.

Rabbi Yosef Carmel
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