Torah Portion

Articles on the weekly Torah readings, including inspiration and explanations.

FAITH IN God allows us to see beyond the horizon
Parashat Vayishlach : The light at the end of the night

Faith in God allows us to see beyond the horizon; to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when that light is still hidden.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
From left - Jon Boydon, Emma Hatton, Jenna Lee-James and Peter Eldridge soak up the applause before
The bohemian rhapsody of Queen Symphonic

The air was full of excitement and curiosity in Tel Aviv last night as the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra took the stage with cast members of the West End's We Will Rock You musical.

Ben Ezer - fruit gift boxes
Parashat Vayetze: Gratitude – acknowledging truth

Judah, of course, did not intend to express gratitude to Tamar for what she had done. He meant to admit the truth.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT KI TAVO: Repairing relationships

This commandment expresses the farmer’s Jewish compassion that gives him the responsibility for others’ fate.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT BEHA’ALOTCHA: Humility, trust and loyalty

Everyone is welcome to climb up and whoever makes the effort will attain results.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT BEHUKOTAI: Jewish instinct

Although learning Torah is counted as one of the Torah’s commandments, it stands alone and unique above all the other commandments.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
Parashat BEHAR: Giving charity to guarantee dignity

The ‘highest level’ of charity per Maimonides is not to support the poor financially, but to prevent a person from becoming poor.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
Parashat Emor: Great is human dignity

Judaism sees the proper and respectful treatment of a person’s dead body as an expression of human dignity.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
Parashat Kedoshim: What does it mean to be holy?

Every person in the community has the ability to attain this exalted status of holiness.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
10/01/2020
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