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Pray Eat Sing!

Pray-Eat-Sing Celebrate Jewish Life to the fullest at our Pray-Eat-Sing Shabbat Evening Service and Dinner. We gather at 6 p.m. for a Shabbat Evening Service once a month followed by a delicious dinner. We finish the evening with communal singing (or schmoozing). All...

Ekev ~ the beasts in our field

Ekev Triennial 10:12-15 – 11:22-25 The parashah tells of the blessings of obedience to God, the dangers of forgetting God, and directions for taking the Land of Israel. Moses recalls the making and re-making of the Tablets of Stone, the incident of the Golden...

Korach and the month of Tammuz

Korach ~ Korach and his followers rebel against Moses’ and Aaron’s leadership and are killed; God instructs Aaron regarding laws of the priesthood. In the aftermath of the two rebellions, God again talks about destroying the entire community – twice....

Parashat Yitro

One of the few parshiot in which the triennial and the annual readings are the same. The reason is that the 10 commandments or aseret hadibrot, figure in them – we would not imagine having a year in which you don’t read about the revelation at Sinai. === Well, and...

Bo ~ Choosing to go through the door

The portion begins with the plagues of locusts and darkness, and its bulk is the death of the firstborn and the going out of Egypt. Bo is the parsha of the Exodus, in the sense that it is here when we read the last night of the Jews in Egypt. It is in Bo that three of...

The angel and the storyteller

Our portion is Vayishlach, and it is the last one where angels figure extensively through one of the patriarchs, Ya’akov (Jacob). With next portion, Vayeshev, the presence of angels will diminish – Yosef has no encounters with angels. But angels will...