Monthly Archives: January 2015

Parashat Beshalach 5775–Shabbat Torah Study–It May Not Be What You Say, But How You Say It

This week’s Parasha contains one of the high points of our people and some of the greatest glory of God with the final act of the actual Exodus, the splitting of the Yam Soof and delivery of the spoils of … Continue reading

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Parashat Bo 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D”–The First Mitzvah–Making Time for Renewal

The basis for the Jewish calendar is found in this week’s Parasha in the form of the very first mitzvah that is actually commanded of B’nai Yisrael. Can that possibly be true? We are more than one third of the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vaera 5775–Shabbat Torah Study E-drash in the D–Are You Listening?

Here is another example for the every word counts department. Our Parasha Vaera begins with God’s explanation of why God will now unleash the forces necessary to free the Israelite slaves. Exodus 6:5 states in translation: “And also, I [God] … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shemot 5775 — Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom — Resolutions?

This is the time of New Year’s resolutions in the secular world, but did you know that for the Kabbalists and many Jews who follow their teachings it is also a special time for resolutions? This last week we have … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayechi 5775–Shabbat Torah Study E-Drash–What Is Your Blessing?

Every new year (January or Tishrei) should begin with blessings. This week’s Torah portion of Vayechi is replete with them. Jacob blesses Joseph’s children Ephraim and Menashe, basically adopting them as his own children. It is in this portion that … Continue reading

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