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SINAI UPDATE — Week of June 28 – July 5, 2015

Posted on July 1, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of June 28 – July 5,  2015    |  Parashat Balak  This Shabbat @ Temple Sinai – 6:00 p.m. This Friday marks the start of our summer service schedule.  All Erev Shabbat services at Temple Sinai  during July and August begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place in air conditioned Ehrenfried Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of June 21-28 2015

Posted on June 24, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of June 21-28  2015    |  Parashat  Chukat (Numbers 19:1 -22:1)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – from www.ReformJudaism.org by Rabbi Lewis M. Barth, professor emeritus of midrash and related literature, Hebrew UnionCollege-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles “Parashat Chukat presents a delightful diversity of difficult passages for a thoughtful Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of June 14-20 2015

Posted on June 18, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of June 14-20  2015    |  Parashat Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy VogelIt is easy to praise God when life is easy, but Korach’s sons remind us of the challenge of finding the good in life when that is not the case. In this week’s Continue Reading »

Posted on June 10, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of June 7 – 13,  2015    |   Parashat Sh’lach L’cha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41)    Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Steven Kushner, Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ, posted on www.ReformJudaism.org I think it’s fair to say that just about everybody knows that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the wilderness for Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of May 31 – June 6, 2015

Posted on June 3, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  May 31 – June 6,  2015    |   Parashat B’ha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)    Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel A Hasidic teaching has the Ba’al Shem Tov remarking, “How full of wonders is the world! And yet, we take our little hand, cover our eyes, Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE | Week of May 24-30, 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  May 24-30,  2015    |   Parashat  Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel The list of menial tasks in maintaining and carrying the Mishkan, the portable worship tent the Israelites used in the desert, might seem like an unimportant detail we don’t Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of May 10-16, 2015

Posted on May 13, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  May 10-16,  2015    |   Parashat B’har (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Doubt and worry are intrinsic parts of faith, and they probably even confirm faith, according to one beautiful interpretation of the week’s Torah portion. The Torah lays out an impossible scheme, that every Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE | Week of May 3 – 9, 2015

Posted on May 7, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  May 3 – 9,  2015    |   Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Day by day, during this period called the Omer, we are marking time, marching toward Shavu’ot. We are in the 7-week period between Passover and Shavu’ot, and Jewish tradition – indeed, Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 19-25, 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  April 19-25,  2015    |   Parashat  Tazrini-Metzora  (Lev. 12:1 – 15:33)  Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel In Israel today, which is observed as Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, Israelis across the country stood still for two minutes at 11:00 a.m. to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and civilians killed in terrorist attacks Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 12-18 2015

Posted on April 15, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |  Week of  April 12-18 2015    |   Parashat Sh’mini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Yes, it’s true: The stork is listed among the birds that are ruled out by the Torah as non-kosher, not permitted to be eaten. It has nothing to do with the Continue Reading »

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