Tehursday 8 / 16 / 2012

 A Music Video
Based on Moses's Words 

ל׳ בְּאָב תשע״ב
30th of Av, 5772
Sat, 18 August 2012

If the Israelites were slaves in Egypt,
 how can they be slaveholders in the
Land of Israel? In this week's Torah
 portion, a nation of former slaves learns
 about controling--and freeing--the enslaved. MORE>

In his last speech to the Israelites, Moses warns them, "If you follow God's laws, you will be blessed more than all the peoples of the earth. However, if you worship false idols and ignore the other commandments, then you shall be cursed and perish.
"These are the statutes which you are to carry out. You shall utterly destroy the places where the nations, whose property you are taking over, served other gods. You shall destroy their altars, break up their memorial stones, burn down their sacred trees, cut down the images of their gods, and you shall obliterate their gods from that place  MORE .
14th–12th century B.C.E. bronze figurine of 
the Canaanite god Baal, found in Ras Shamra 
(ancient Ugarit), now at the Louvre


, from Torah Topics for Today
, from Hillel
, from JTS
, from Jewish Outreach Institute
, from AJWS
from CLAL
from Social Action
 from Women of Reform Judaism
7th century B.C.E. alabaster Phoenician figure probably
 of the Canaanite goddess Astarte, now at the

 A Music Video
Based on Moses's Words 

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Isaiah, by Michelangelo, (c. 1508-1512, Sistine 
Chapel ceiling, Vatican City).

The haftarah selection is from Isaiah 54:11-55:5.
 In the seven weeks after Tisha B'Av we read a series of haftarot from the book of Isaiah that focus on themes of consolation. These haftarot are meant to comfort a nation that has just mourned for the destruction of its most sacred space and the exile from its homeland

Shabat Shalom And Shavua Tove

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