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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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Shabbat Shira–Beshalach 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–The Time for Action Is Now

What are you waiting for? Is there something you want in your life, but there seem to be impediments in every direction? Is there something you see that bothers you terribly? Think how the newly freed Hebrew slaves felt with … Continue reading

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Parshat Bo 5777–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom–The Freedom to Do the Right Thing

We often wonder about the tension between “free will” and destiny. Nowhere is this tension more clearly seen than in the Exodus story. “Let my people go,” Moses tells Pharaoh. Pharaoh might have relented in response to a number of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Vayechi 5777–Shabbat Torah Study E-Drash–Becoming Your Blessing and Your Best Self

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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Shabbat Vayigash 5777–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom –Why We Are Yehudim

This week’s Parasha includes the great reveal and the reunion of Joseph with his brothers in general and Judah in particular. Joseph is referred to as the Tzaddik—the righteous one. Judah is the brother who recommended that Joseph be sold … Continue reading

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