Picture: Moses Pleading with Israel (illustration
from a Bible card published 1907
by the Providence Lithograph Company)
In this week's Torah portion,
while on the brink of entering
the Promised Land, Moses reminds
the people that being fewer in numbers
is no reason--and no excuse--to shirk
their responsibilities. MORE>
By Pamela Katz
Moses Receiving the Tablets of the
Law (painting by João Zeferino da Costa)
* TORAH *
Moses Says Goodbye
שמע ישראל אדוני אלוהינו אדוני אחד
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God
the Lord is One.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all
your heart and with all your soul and with
all your might
And these words that I command you today
shall be in your heart.
And you shall teach them diligently to your
children, and you shall speak of them
when you sit at home, and when you walk
along the way, and when you lie down
and when you rise up.
And you shall bind them as a sign on
your hand, and they shall be for frontlets
between your eyes.
And you shall write them on the doorposts
of your house and on your gates.
from Torah Topics for Today
from Orthodox Union
from Jewish Outreach Institute
from Women of Reform Judaism
* KOOK *
* TORAH INSTITUTE *
Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman
dances ‘Hava Nagila’ to
Nice Jewish girl from Massachusetts stuns
spectators and becomes the new focus of the U.S. squad
Finally, some words of comfort for Jerusalem and its people.
The haftarah selection is from Isaiah 40:1-26.
The Shabbat after Tisha B'av is known as Shabbat Nahamu--the Shabbat of comforting. The special name for this Shabbat is derived from the first words of the haftarah, “nahamu, nahamu”--meaning “be comforted, be comforted.” These words open one of Isaiah's most famous prophecies of consolation.
Family Court rules divorce recalcitrant
must pay high compensatory damages
to wife with whom he has not cohabited
since 2002. 'Refusing to grant a get violates
the values protected by Israel’s Basic Law:
Human Dignity and Freedom,' says judge
According to tradition, collective
transcendence above ego was
key for revelation
As a Jew I believe that there was a divine revelation
\ at Sinai thirty five hundred years ago. This
revelation, I believe, took place in front of thousands of
people. But here’s the problem the believer confronts:
if God revels Himself to humankind, why has it only
happened once in the course of history?
The answer may be found in the following a cryptic verse
in Leviticus (9:6): Moses said, "This is the thing the
Lord has commanded; do it, and the glory of the
Lord will appear to you." Unfortunately, however,
the “thing” one must do in order for the glory
of God to appear to us is not stated clearly
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