Monthly Archives: March 2019

Thoughts on Shemini

In his book entitled, Jewish Wisdom, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin shares the following, Yitgadal ve-Yitkadash Shmei Rabbah, Magnified and sanctified be His great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. (The opening words of the Kaddish prayer … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tzav

This week’s parasha is Tzav, Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36. The haftarah is Jeremiah 7:21-28 (Chabad) or 7:21-8:3 (traditional) & Jeremiah 9:22-23 (23-24 in most Christian Bibles). The reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 8:48–59. This week’s parasha and haftarah … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayikra

This week’s parasha is Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26,1 with a special Maftir reading,2  Deuteronomy 25:17-19, as this is Shabbat Zachor (1 Samuel 15:1-34), the Shabbat before Purim. The three verses in Deuteronomy remind Jews everywhere to remember the atrocities perpetrated … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayekhel

This week’s parasha is Vayekhel, Exodus 35:1 – 38:20.1 The haftarah is 2 Kings 11:17 – 12:17 and the reading from the Besorah is Mark 12:41–44. This week is also Shabbat Shekalim with its special reading Exodus 30:11-16 which is … Continue reading

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