Sabbath Week

Prayer As Performance Art

03/19/2013
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

The Pleasing Aroma Of Sacrifice

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:44 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 1:1-5:26
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Havdalah: 7:43 p.m.

Rabbi Charles Savenor

When God Dwells In Our Midst

03/05/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:36 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 35:1­ 40: 38; 12:1-20
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Havdalah: 6:36 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

The Golden Calf: Sin And Redemption

02/26/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:28 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 30:11-34:35; Num. 19:1-22
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38
Havdalah: 6:28 p.m.

Rivka Kahan

Of Fabric And Fabrication

02/19/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat candles: 5:20 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 27:20-30:10;
Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Haftarah: I Samuel 15:1-34
Havdalah: 6:20 p.m. (Purim)

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

A Sanctuary For Portable Holiness

02/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:11 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Havdalah: 6:12

Rabbi Yael Buechler

The Essence Of Charity

02/05/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:03 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 21:1- 24:18
Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Havdalah: 6:04 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

An Open-Ended Revelation

01/29/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles:  4:56 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23
Haftarah: Isaiah  6:1-7:6, 9:5-6
Havdalah: 5:57 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Hearing Women Singing At The Sea

01/22/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:46 p.m.
Torah: Ex. 10:1­13:16
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
Havdalah: 5:49 p.m.

The splitting of the Red (Reed) Sea was the remarkable miracle that indisputably confirmed the Hebrews as free people. The Egyptians had chased them into the desert, hoping to force their former slaves to return; Moses extended his hand over the sea, God drove back the waters with a powerful easterly wind and the Israelites entered the seabed on dry land.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The Magic Of Midnight

01/15/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:38 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Havdalah: 5:41 p.m.

There is something magic about midnight, as any child who has read Cinderella can tell you. It is the witching hour when imagination fails, when radiance turns into pumpkins, when dreams die fast.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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