Sabbath Week

Judaism Unplugged

03/01/2016 - 12:33
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting: 5:33 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 35:1–38:20
Haftorah: I Kings 7:40-50
(Ashkenaz); 7:13-26 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 6:34 p.m.

‘Six days, physically creative activities shall be done but the seventh day shall be holy for you, a Sabbath of Sabbaths for the Lord [of love] … you shall not kindle a fire in all of your habitations on the Sabbath day.” [Exodus 35:23].

Shlomo Riskin

The Broken Tablets And Mr. Gottlieb

02/23/2016 - 11:06
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting: 5:17 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Havdalah: 6:18 p.m.

If you ask almost any Hebrew Day School graduate what is the first comment in the Torah by the foremost biblical commentator, Rashi, he will give you an almost immediate answer. Rashi says, by right, the Torah should have started with the first mitzvah addressed to the nation: designating the New Moon. So why did the Torah begin with the story of creation?

Fred Ehrman

Religious Obligations, Mandatory Or Voluntary?

02/16/2016 - 12:23
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting: 5:17 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Havdalah: 6:18 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report once published an article, “50 Ways to Fix Your Life,” or at least improve it. “Learning to Meditate” was near the top of the list, the article demonstrating how meditation leads not only to spiritual enlightenment but better health.

Rabbi Mark Wildes

The Wood Of The Ark

02/09/2016 - 11:27
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting: 5:07 p.m.
Torah:  Ex. 25:1- 27:19
Haftorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13.                     
Havdalah: 6:09 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

The Invisible Hand Of God

02/02/2016 - 13:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:00 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 p.m.
Haftorah: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Havdalah: 6:01 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Juxtaposing Yitro And Amalek

01/26/2016 - 10:35
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:51 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 18:1-20:23
Haftorah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6
Havdalah: 5:53 p.m.

Sandra E. Rapoport

The Essence Of Biblical Songs

01/19/2016 - 12:34
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:43 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftorah: Judges 4:4-5:31 (Ashkenaz); 5:1-31 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:41 p.m.

Jerome A. Chanes

The Need To Know

01/12/2016 - 10:09
Special to The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:34 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftorah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:36 p.m.

Oh happy day! It’s an election year. With primaries just around the corner, we might wonder if Judaism has any advice for the candidates as they go about presenting the issues.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Pharaoh’s Hardened Heart

01/05/2016 - 16:15
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:27 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 6:2-9:35
Haftorah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:28 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

What’s In A Name?

12/29/2015 - 12:56
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:20 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftorah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13;
29:22-23. Havdalah: 5:21 p.m.

Many are the differences between the Book of Genesis and the Book of Exodus, but perhaps the greatest change lies in the “personality” (as it were) of God Himself.

Shlomo Riskin
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