Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thoughts on Bereshit

This week’s Parasha is Bereshit, Genesis 1.1 – 6.8.[i] In his introduction to the Koren Siddur, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks notes, “The opening chapter of Genesis, with its account of creation, evokes a sense of order. Each day has its … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Shabbat of Sukkot

The special Torah readings for Shabbat, the sixth day of Sukkot, are Exodus 33.12 – 34.26 and Numbers 29.26-31,[i] which describes the special sacrifices for the fifth and sixth day of Sukkot. This week’s portion comes on the heels of … Continue reading

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Chag Sukkot Sameach

May you all experience the joy and provision of our LORD during this mo’ed. Michael & Vered

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Thoughts on Ha’avinu

This week’s parasha is Ha’azinu, “you give ear to or listen” Deuteronomy 32.1-52.[i] The parasha contains Moshe’s parting song to Bnei Yisrael, which is prompted by the LORD Himself. This song is intended not just for those present but for … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippurim

Rabbi Bunim of Peshischa is attributed as saying, “A person should have two pockets in his coat. One should contain the Talmudic saying (Sanhedrin 37a), ‘A person is commanded to maintain: For my sake was the world created.’ In the … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Vayelech / Shabbat Shuvah

The Torah portion for this week, Vayelech, is found in Deuteronomy 31.1-30[i] and is the shortest portion in the yearly reading cycle. Three times in this week’s parasha, Moshe uses the phrase “Chazak! Be courageous!” (31.6, 7, & 23). The … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Greetings

We want to wish you grace and compassion from the throne of the Almighty on Rosh HaShana, and joy and hope for the upcoming year. Together in Messiah, Michael & Vered שנה טובה ומתוקה Shanah Tovah Umetukah ‎ (May you … Continue reading

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