Sabbath Week

The Angst Over Annihilating Amalek

01/07/2014
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:29 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
Havdalah: 5:32 p.m.

This week’s Torah reading, Beshalach, describes the glorious Jewish march from Egyptian slavery to freedom. When the Jewish people emerge triumphantly out of the Red Sea, they are finally emancipated from 210 years of cruel servitude to despotic pharaohs.

Eugene Korn

Moses And His Flare Of Anger

12/31/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:22 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:26 p.m.

Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Expressions Of Redemption

12/24/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:17 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 6: 2 ­ 9: 35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:23
Havdalah: 5:21 p.m.

“I shall remove you from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you. ... and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments. And I will take you to Me as a people and I will be a God to you. … And I shall bring you to the land which I swore to give … to you as a heritage.” [Exodus 6:6­8].

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

It’s All In The Name

12/17/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:13 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:23-23 (Ashkenaz); Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:17 p.m.

Adena K.  Berkowitz

The Father That Never Died

12/10/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:11 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 47:28-50:26
Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12
Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

His Brother’s Keeper

12/03/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:08 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 44:18-47:27
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28
Havdalah: 5:09 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Dreaming Of Redemption

11/26/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:12 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 41:1-44:17
Haftarah: I Kings 3:15-4:1
Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

Marilyn Golomb Selber

The Return Of The Lost

11/19/2013
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Candlelighting: Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:14 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 37:1-40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8
Havdalah: 5:14 p.m.

Freema Gottlieb

Deception That Led To Blessing

How can we justify Rebecca and Jacob's trickery?

10/29/2013
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:35 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 25:19-28:9
Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-42
Havdalah: 6:34 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The Morality Of Retaliation

This weeks' Torah portion contains a precedent for military action.

11/12/2013
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Candlelighting, Readings:

Shabbat candles: 4:19 p.m.

Torah: Gen. 32:4-36:43                                                

Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-12:12(Ashkenaz);
Ovadiah 1:1-21 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:19 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
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