Parasha of the Week

Weekly Torah Portion….

Standing Before G-d
Parashat Vayikra 5781
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
This coming Shabbat, we begin reading the book of Leviticus.  This book,
Who Produces Our Medicine
Vayakhel – Pekudei
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
In this week’s two parashot of Vayakhel and Pekudei, we read about
Sin, Compassion, and Leadership
Parashat Ki Tisa Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites The main story in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, is one
Internal and External Beauty
Tetzaveh 5781 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites This week’s Torah portion of Tetzaveh is a direct continuation of
Who Wants Imperfect Deeds?
Teruma 5781 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites |The two Torah portions we are going to read over the
A Thief’s Dignity
Parashat Mishpatim – 5781
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
This week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, deals primarily with social laws
What Preceded Receiving the Torah? 

Parashat Yitro 5781

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

The main topic of this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, is “Ma’amad Har

Exodus from Slavery to Song

Parashat Beshalach

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, we read about “kriyat yam suf,” the

When Power Meets Empathy

Parashat Va’era
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the beginning of

An Unglamorous Leader

Bs”d Shemot 5781
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
This week, we begin reading the book of Exodus and

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