This week’s portion, Ki Tetze, or, “and you shall go out” discusses all the laws of how we are supposed to behave during a war. These laws include how we act towards other people, nature and so on. In the last few lines of the portion, the Torah tells us to “remember what Amalek (the greatest enemy of the Jewish
May we all seek justice within ourselves and make it a reality in our world. Shabbat Shalom! -Art by Iris Jacobson
Our post this week are the beautiful words of future rabbi, Danny Dubin taken with permission to inspire us all. As many Jews prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur next month, we welcome the Hebrew Month of Elul this Friday evening. Elul is a month of love and also one of deep reflection. We are tasked with completing “chesbon nefesh” –
This week, the Torah discusses the Israelite’s entrance to the Land of Israel and how gracious they must act towards God for God’s care for them. This is a good reminder for all of us to know where we came from, where we are going and before whom we stand (Avot 3:1). May we all take a moment this Shabbat
This Shabbat, we are comforted by God, for the destruction has ended and we near a better time. May we all be healed from something this Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!
During this deep period of mourning, we reflect on the destruction of our holy Temples, the center of all Jewish life for about 1000 years. May we be mindful of the loss of our collective history and have a relaxing Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom.
This week, there is a census of the Israelites who left Egypt. We all must see ourselves as if we personally have left Egypt just as the Israelites did long ago. May this Shabbat bring everyone a feeling of freedom! Shabbat Shalom.
This week, instead of being cursed, the Israelites are given the blessing, “how good are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel,” a blessing we are reminded of every day. We are taught through this blessing that when we bring holiness into our lives, as Jacob did, our live are transformed. Everything becomes elevated; tents become homes and a family becomes
This week, in Parshat Hukat, the Israelites face major thirst while wandering in the desert. Moses, instead of kindly asking the rock for water as God tells him to do, hits the rock instead. Moses’ punishment for this is the harsh reality of never entering the Land of Israel that he guided the Israelites to. May we all have the