Shabbat Nachamu / שבת נחמו

Shabbat Nachamu (“Sabbath of comfort/ing) takes its name from the haftarah from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 40:1-26 that speaks of “comforting” the Jewish people for their suffering. It the first of seven haftarahs of consolation leading up to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Shabbat Nachamu begins at sundown on Fri, 31 July 2015. Shabbat Nachamu means “Sabbath of Consolation.” … Continue reading Shabbat Nachamu / שבת נחמו

Parashat Vaetchanan / פרשת ואתחנן

Next read in the Diaspora on 01 August 2015. Parashat Vaetchanan is the 45th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying: כד  אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, אַתָּה הַחִלּוֹתָ לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת-עַבְדְּךָ, אֶת-גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה–אֲשֶׁר מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ. 24 ‘O Lord GOD, Thou hast begun to show … Continue reading Parashat Vaetchanan / פרשת ואתחנן