Monthly Archives: May 2012

Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Bamidbar/Shavuot 5772–Shabbat Torah Study–The Ultimate Guidebook for the Wilderness Experience

Ever feel lost? We began Bamidbar this week—Book 4 of the original, best selling 5 book series. Literally, “in the wilderness,” it is the story of the 39 years of “wandering.” Shavuot always falls within the reading of this book. … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat “Torah Study in the D” Blog–Parshiyot Behar- Bechukotai–Rabbi Shere at Adat Shalom–JTS Shabbat–The Blessing of Torah, Its Giver and Our Teachers

We are approaching Shavuot, Z’man Matan Torateynu, the time of giving of the Torah. Ever wonder why we don’t celebrate Simchat Torah on Shavuot? Because Simchat Torah is when we finish the annual cycle of readings? Good answer, but wrong. … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s “Shabbat Torah Study in the D” — Parshat Emor 5772–Ruth Bergman–Understanding Justice the Jewish Way

The God of the Jews is a cruel and vindictive God they say. The “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth”  lex talionus phrase appears  in this week’s Torah portion.  Cut off the hand of the thief. A life … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s “Shabbat Torah Study in the D” Blog-Parshiyot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim-The Right and Holy Way

The Shema prayer has become THE Torah mandated mantra of the Jewish people. My vote for the next best alternative comes from the second of this week’s double portion of Acharei Mot – Kedoshim in which each and every one … Continue reading

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