Tagged ‘VaYelekh’

Parashat Nitzavim-VaYelekh

September 22, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

By Rabbi Robert Freedman Two phrases vie for the honor of being the most important in the Torah, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and “Humanity was made in the divine image.” Humbly I’d like to nominate another for one of … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Nitzavim-VaYelekh

September 1, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Nitzavim-VaYelekh, our double portion for this week, includes the 7th Haftarah in a series of Haftarot of Comfort and Consolation, read on the 7 Shabbatot following Tisha B Av. It is read on the Shabbat just preceding Rosh Hashanah as we … Continue reading »

 

Parshat Nitzavim/VaYelekh

September 8, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

By Sanford Olshansky When I was 22 years old, I had stopped practicing Judaism. My attendance at Shabbat services had dwindled to zero. Not so unusual – lots of Jews attend synagogue only on the High Holidays plus an occasional … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayelekh

October 3, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

m4s0n501 Shabbat Shuvah By Jill Minkoff Be Strong and Brave Half of forty years ago this season, I sent my youngest child to her first day of school. For both of us, it was fraught with excitement and fear. She … Continue reading »

 

Parshat Nitzavim/VaYelekh

September 8, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

By Bruce Alpert A number of years ago, I was part of a synagogue committee that evaluated the then new, gender-neutral edition of the Reform movement’s Gates of Prayer. The new siddur offered revised versions of several of the older … Continue reading »