Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha

adar, happiness, freedom

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar – the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar. This month is home to one of the most exciting holidays in the Jewish calendar: Purim! Purim is unique in the Jewish calendar because, unlike other festivals which are intended as celebratory or happy or joyful, Purim doesn’t […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Mishpatim

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Name: Mishpatim Reading: Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 Haftarah: Kings 2 12:1 – 12:17 Bonus Week – Shabbat Shekalim! Parsha Summary – Mishpatim God Gives the Israelites More Laws A Hebrew servant must be freed after seven years. One who strikes or curses his parents will be put to death. Murders and attackers are punished life […]

Special Shabbatot

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In Judaism, Shabbat is both our day off from the trials and labour of the working week, and our opportunity to reconnect to the things in life that are most important to us. Instead of focusing on our phones, work, and traffic, we get a whole day to instead zoom in on our families, great […]