This Week’s Torah Portion: Bo

10 plagues, egypt

Name: Bo Reading: Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13 – 46:28 Parsha Summary – Bo Locusts God tells Moses to go to Pharaoh and warn him of the impending plague of locusts. Moses tells Pharaoh that the locusts will cover the face of the earth and consume everything left by the fiery hail and […]

Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

tu b'shvat seder, fruit

The next Jewish holiday is Tu B’Shevat – literally, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. This year, it falls on the night of January 30th, and is considered the “New Year” for trees (learn more about the four Jewish New Years here). The date was chosen for a very beautiful reason: the middle […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Vaera

frog, 10 plagues, vaera

Name: Vaera Reading: Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 Haftara: Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 Parsha Summary – Vaera God Commands Moses to Deliver the Israelites God tells Moses that He is the Lord that appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that He promised to give them the land of Canaan. He says that He has heard […]