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SINAI UPDATE — Week of July 19-25, 2015

Posted on July 22, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of July 19-25, 2015  |  Parashat  D’varim (Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel This week’s special name, “Shabbat Hazon” – “The Shabbat of Vision” – is given to this week because we begin to read Moses’ vision of the future in Book of Deuteronomy, and Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of July 12-18

Posted on July 15, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of July 12-18   |  Parashat  Matot-Masei  This Shabbat @ Temple Sinai – 6:00 p.m. Join us for Erev Shabbat services this Friday evening, July 17 led by congregants Dan and Elyse Seltzer. A special blessing will be offered to Ellen Bruder-Moore and Harvey Abramowitz in celebration of their upcoming wedding. The service begins at 6:00 p.m. in Ehrenfried Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of July 5 – 11, 2015

Posted on July 8, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of July 5 – 11,  2015    |  Parashat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1)  Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel As a father of girls, I am especially proud of the episode in this week’s portion about the inheritance of Zelophahad’s daughters. They approach Moses in Numbers Continue Reading »

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 »

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