Tag Archives: Shabbat Torah Study

Parashat Chayei Sara 5778–Torah Study–Ruth Bergman–The greatest value for a spouse–Hospitality

This week’s Parasha finds our patriarch Isaac a mate. Do you believe in a b’shayrt (predestined soul mate)? Do you believe in matchmaking? Would your parents have selected the spouse you chose (or may be choosing)? Would you have appreciated … 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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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Parshat Korach 5777–Adat Shalom Torah Study– Looking for the Good

The best known rebellion in the Torah is retold in this week’s Parasha. We even name the Parasha after Moshe’s chief antagonist Korach. Pretty nice reward for someone who dared to challenge Moshe and God, huh? Perhaps the name of … 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 Terumah 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–It Takes a Sanctuary

This week’s Parasha describes the collection of the materials necessary to build the Mishkan, the portable Tabernacle in the wilderness and its various furnishings—the Table for the Showbreads, the Menorah, the Altar and, of course, the Ark. God instructs Moshe … Continue reading

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Mishpatim 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Are You Listening?

This week’s Parasha contains numerous Mishpatim (a kind of mitzvah), thus the name of the Parasha. Falling on the heels of receiving the 10 commandments, the Rabbis hasten to use this as proof that all of these laws and the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vaera 5777–Shabbat@Adat Torah Study–The Age of Gevurah

Ready for this? Moses and Aaron are about to confront Pharaoh. God is instructing Moses and Aaron on what to say and do and is describing the events that are about to unfold. Exodus 7:1-13. Out of nowhere, the Torah … Continue reading

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