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Parashat Vayishlach 5778–Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study–The Lord Helps Those who Help Themselves

This week’s Parasha reunites Eisav and Jacob for the first time in at least 20 years (some say 34). Jacob prepares for this dangerous and fearful meeting in three (3) ways — gifts, preparation for battle and prayer. For a … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Shoftim 5777–Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study E-drasha in the D–Our Battle Cry!

This week’s Parasha, like many, brings modern insights out of ancient rituals. When Israelites were going to war, a Kohen would say to the troops: Shema Yisrael! (“Hear O Israel”) You are about to join battle with your enemy. Let … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Shelach 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Feeling the Warmth of God’s Love

This week’s Parasha contains the commandment of tzitzit, the fringes on the corners for the four (4) cornered garment we have come to call the tallit and what we think of as the prayer shawl. The fact is that this … Continue reading

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Parashat Emor 5777-Shabbat Torah Study -Show Me the Bread!

This week’s Parasha contains the origins of a beautiful tradition in many homes. We may hold up the challot (plural for challah) as we say the “motzi” (blessing over bread) at the Shabbat dinner table. Parashat Emor contains the mitzvah … Continue reading

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Shabbat HaChodesh: Parshiyot Vayakhel & Pekudei 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Happy New Year!

This is Shabbat Mevarchim (the Sabbath of blessing) for Chodesh Nissan (the month of Nissan) and Shabbat “Chazak” (for what we say) as we conclude the reading of the Book of Exodus. It is also Shabbat HaChodesh. To translate, that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Ki Tisa 5777 Parashat Parah–This Is Not Bull

Passover is fast approaching. The first Seder night is Monday, April 10th. The are 4 special readings of the sacred scroll the lead us into preparations for Passover and this coming Shabbat is the 3rd. It is Parshat Parah. In … Continue reading

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Parshat Tetzaveh/Shabbat Zachor and Purim 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Where is God in the Purim story? Where is God in your story?

This is Shabbat Zachor. We are commanded to remember to blot out the memory of Amalek and not to forget. We are not to forget to remember and we are to remember not to forgeThis is Shabbat Zachor. We are … Continue reading

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