Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach, coming in the midst of the holiday of Passover. In our Shabbat morning Torah reading, Moses has a dialogue with God and asks to behold God’s presence. God in turn agrees … Continue reading

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Red Cross Blood Drive At CSZ

Come join the blood drive at Shaarey Zedek in Southfield Michigan. CLICK HERE to access the Red Cross Website On the left side of the page, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” in the “Find a Blood Drive Near You” … Continue reading

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Shabbat Hagodol, Parashat Tzav

I love when modern research reinforces the brilliance of Jewish tradition. In this past Sunday’s New York Times (“The Stories that Bind Us,” 3/17/13), best-selling author Bruce Feiler explores research that reveals an overwhelming conclusion: “The more children know about … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Vayikra

Parashat Vayikra introduces the five essential korbanot (Biblical sacrifices): a) the olah, an offering that is brought twice a day that is completely burnt up. Its ashes are to be removed from the mizbeach (altar) every morning; b) the minchah, … Continue reading

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Parashat Va-yakhel-P’kudei, Shabbat Ha’Chodesh

Sanctuary: Can we truly find it? We read this week the double Torah portion that concludes the Book of Exodus, Va-yakhel-P’kudei. The bulk of these concluding chapters of Exodus contain information about the construction of the Mishkan. The word mishkan, … Continue reading

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The Recorder March 2013

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Parashat Ki Tissa, Shabbat Parah

Our parasha Ki Tissa highlights the importance of community service. It is throughout the latter part of the Book of Exodus that the Torah concerns itself with building a physical structure so that the community can access God. Until now, … Continue reading

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