This Week’s Torah Portion – Korach

Jun 14, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Korach Reading: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 Haftarah: Samuel I 11:14 – 12:22 Parsha Summary – Korach Korach is Swallowed into the Earth A Levite called Korach, together with men from the tribe of Reuben – Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth – gather 250 men. They rally against Moses and Aaron, telling them that they have taken too much power over the […]

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Judaism’s Solar-Lunar Calendar

Jun 13, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
Jewish calendar

Today is Rosh Chodesh. This literally means, “Head of the Month” and is when we celebrate the beginning of the new Jewish month. The Jewish year doesn’t fall in step with the “regular” Gregorian calendar; we take special steps to make that happen. Summary: What is Rosh Chodesh? Rosh Chodesh is the beginning of the new Hebrew month. Hebrew months are based on the lunar cycle and are either twenty-nine […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Shelach

Jun 08, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Shelach (or Sh’lach) Reading: Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1 – 2:24 Parasha Summary – Shelach The 12 Spies Go to Canaan God tells Moses to send 12 men to spy out the land of Canaan. Moses sends the leader of each of the 12 tribes to spy out the land of Canaan. He tells them to go up into the mountains and check out the land and […]

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