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Mar 25, 2020, 12:27 PM
Passover: Chometz, Shmurah Matzah, Four Cups
LAWS OF PASSOVER, PART I CHOMETZ, SHMURAH MATZAH, FOUR CUPS The Festival of Passover will shortly be upon us. It begins Wednesday evening, April 8th and ends in the evening of Wednesday,15th of April. In that regard, I would like to present some of...
Mar 20, 2020, 1:21 PM
QUESTIONS FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE PURIM HISTORIOGRAPHY An 18th-century Megillat Esther, as per Wikipedia: Public Domain. During the festival of Purim we read the Book of Esther (Megillahs Esther). The story of Purim is set in ancient Persia, but just as well could take place...
Mar 17, 2020, 10:28 PM
Questions for the Shabbos table, Vayakhel-Pekudei
QUESTIONS FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE PARSHAS VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI, EXODUS 35:1–40:38 This week we have a double Parsha: Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20) and Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38). Parsha Vayakhel begins: וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל “And Moshe assembled all of the congregation, the Children of Israel…” You can...
Mar 13, 2020, 2:15 PM
QUESTIONS FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE , KI TISA, PART II
QUESTIONS FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE PARSHAS Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11-34:35 (PART II) QUESTIONS FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE, PARSHAS , Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11-34:3 (PART II) The Adoration of the Golden Calf – Picture from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th Ki Tisa, what an action-packed...
Mar 11, 2020, 11:31 PM
Questions for the Shabbos table: Purim
On Monday night we began the celebration of the festival of Purim. On that evening we read the Book of Esther (Megillahs Esther), and do so again on the following day. When we return from the reading we sit...
Mar 11, 2020, 11:06 AM
Questions for the Shabbos Table: Tetzaveh (Part I)
Questions for the Shabbos Table contains snippets from the weekly Torah portion. The goal of Questions for the Shabbos Table is to bring more Torah to English speakers living in Israel and abroad. For some who have recently immigrated to...
Lives in Nahariya, Israel. Interests: Torah, geology, archaeology, and anthropology. “Northern Exposure” Blog in Jerusalem Post for 3 years, co-founder of Nahariya Anglo Benevolent Society.