New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 01, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year! It’s officially the beginning of 2018, and like always, the new year brings promise, excitement, and potential. For Jews, this isn’t the only New Year we’ll be marking. The Jewish calendar actually has four new years; the most famous is Rosh Hashanah. Our ancient calendar makes time to mark a new yearly cycle for the crucial things which influenced our ancestors’ lives: tithes and taxes, farmland, produce, […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayechi

Dec 28, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
vayechi

Name: Vayechi Reading: Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 Haftarah: Kings I 2:1- 2:12 Parsha Summary – Vayechi Jacob Prepares to Die Jacob realizes that he’s close to death, so calls Joseph to him. He asks his son to bury him with his fathers in Canaan and not in Egypt. Joseph swears it and Jacob bows down. Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh Joseph is told that Jacob is ill, so he takes […]

 

This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayigash

Dec 21, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Reading: Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15 – 37:28 Parsha Summary – Vayigash Preface: Joseph’s silver goblet has just been recovered in Benjamin’s bag. Joseph commands the brothers to leave and decrees that Benjamin must remain behind as a slave. Judah Begs Joseph Judah tells Joseph the story of Benjamin: that he is the son of his father’s old age, and the last child of his mother as […]

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