Monthly Archives: August 2015

Parshat Ki Teitzei 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Forgiveness? Appreciation? Why not both?

There are some 74 mitzvoth said to be stated or restated in this week’s Parasha, more than 10% of the total 613. Some of the mitzvoth are thought to be curious and with little practical application to the modern Jew. … Continue reading

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Parshat Shoftim 5775–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom—-What Kind of Judge Are You?

This week’s Parasha, Shoftim, begins with a discussion of the importance of justice, judges and their behavior. The Torah states that Judges shall be appointed “b’chol sha’arecha” which the Eitz Chayim (and most chumashim) translates as “in all your cities … Continue reading

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Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Elul, Parashat Re’eh 5775–The King wants us to greet Him. No appointment necessary

This Shabbat, we begin the month of Elul. Yes, it is only one month until Rosh Hashanah! It is a special and awesome time of opportunity for spirituality and connection. On Rosh Hashanah we approach God as HaMelech, the King … Continue reading

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Parashat Eikev 5775–Shabbat Torah Study–The Mitzvah of Gratitude? Rabbi Joey Krakoff Teaches Us This Shabbat!

This week’s Parasha contains the textual source for the obligation to say a blessing AFTER the meal—the Birkat HaMazon. Deuteronomy 8:10. It is an important part of our faith to show appreciation. It is certainly easier to express appreciation when … Continue reading

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