Sabbath Week

The Blessings With Love And Jealousy

05/26/2014 - 20:00

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:01 p.m.
Torah: Numbers 4:21-7:89
Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25
Havdalah: 9:09 p.m.

“The essential is invisible to the eyes.”

— Antoine St Exupery, “The Little Prince”

Beth Kissileff

The King Is In His Counting House

05/19/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:

Shabbat candles: 7:55 p.m.

Torah: Numbers 1:1-4:20

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22

Havdalah: 9:02 p.m.

“And God spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting…. ‘Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names….” [Numbers 1:1-2].

Rabbi Neil Fleischmann

The Blessing Of Mysterious Curses

05/12/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:

Candlelighting: 7:48 p.m.

Torah Reading: Lev. 26:3-27:34

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14

Sabbath Ends: 8:55 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

A Stranger In God’s Country

05/05/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:42 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 25:1-26:2
Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6-27
Havdalah: 8:46 p.m.

During the Jubilee, all land is returned to the original owner. Someone who bought the land that now had to be returned might feel disenfranchised, a stranger, in a sense, from land once considered his own: “The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land belongs to Me, for you are strangers and [temporary] residents with Me” [Leviticus 25:23].

Freema Gottlieb

Qualities Of Religious Leadership

04/28/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:34 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus: 21:1-24:23    
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31
Haftarah: 8:38 p.m.

What is the most important quality for a religious leader — a sharp mind or a sensitive heart, a commitment to study or a commitment to loving-kindness?

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Rabbi Akiva’s Essential Verse Of Torah

04/22/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:27 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 19:1-20:27
Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 (Ashkenaz); Ezekiel 20:2-20 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 8:30 p.m.

Fred Ehrman

The Mysterious Death Of Aaron’s Sons

04/07/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:12 p.m. (Fri.); 7:15 p.m. (Mon.); 8:17 p.m. (Tue.)
Last chametz: 10:43 a.m.; burn by 11:49 a.m. (Mon.)
Torah: Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
Havdalah: 8:13 p.m. (Sat.);
8:18 p.m. (Wed.)

Adena Berkowitz

When Words Can Be Contagious

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:05 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 14:1-15:33
Haftarah: II Kings 7:3-20
Havdalah: 8:06 p.m.

Isolation is a terrible thing. Our Rabbis differentiated people from other forms of life by calling human beings m’daber — the species that speaks. We require conversation no less than we do food and water. Talk is food for the soul.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Sanctity Of Family And Childbirth

03/24/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:59 p.m.
Torah: Lev. 12:1-13:59;
Exodus 12:1-20
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Havdalah: 7:59 p.m.

This week’s reading is not only difficult because of its subject matter but also because of the strange order of the verses and chapters.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

A Sense Of Kashrut And Tragedy

03/17/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:50 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47;
Numbers 19:1-22
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38
Havdalah: 7:50 p.m.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
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