Monthly Archives: October 2016

Shabbat Breishit 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–In the Likeness of God…

And so we begin again. In synagogues and temples around the world Jews will read the allegorical stories of creation that populate the first chapters of the Torah—Breishit—Genesis. Importantly, we read of the creation of humankind. We read that the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Share the Joy

We are in the midst of our wonderfully joyous festival of Sukkot. We are specifically instructed to rejoice. We are commanded to make an effort (even if God forbid effort is necessary) to rejoice in our festival. Having experienced Rosh … Continue reading

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Shabbat Ha’azinu 5777–The Shabbat Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot–Is There an October Dilemma?

This is the Shabbat between Yom Kippur and the start of Sukkot—of course you know that. Yom Kippur was Yom HaDin—the Day of Judgment. Sukkot is Z’man Simchateynu—the Season of Our Rejoicing. Hopefully, we rejoice in anticipation of a beautiful … Continue reading

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