Eikev

JCCMParachiot

Eikev in a Nutshell Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25 In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Mosescontinues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments (mitzvot) of the Torah, they … Read More

Devarim

JCCMParachiot

On the first of Shevat (thirty-seven days before his passing), Moses begins his repetition of the Torah to the assembled children of Israel, reviewing the events that occurred and the laws that were given in … Read More

Korach

JCCMParachiot

Korach incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, … Read More

Shelach

JCCMParachiot

Shelach in a Nutshell Numbers 13:1–15:41 Moses sends twelve spiesto the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush … Read More

Tetsaveh

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Tetzaveh in a Nutshell Exodus 27:20–30:10 G‑d tells Moses to receive from the children of Israel pure olive oil to feed the “everlasting flame” of the menorah, which Aaron is to kindle each day, “from … Read More

Michpatim

JCCMParachiot

Michpatim – en bref Exode 21, 1 – 24, 18 Suite à la révélation du Sinaï, D.ieu promulgue une série de lois à l’adresse du peuple d’Israël. Elles incluent les lois relatives au serviteur contractuel, … Read More

Shemot

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

The children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, … Read More

Vayehi

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot, Uncategorized

Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two sons, … Read More

Vayigash

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Vayigash in a Nutshell Genesis 44:18–47:27 Judah approaches Joseph to plead for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave to the Egyptian ruler in Benjamin’s stead. Upon witnessing his brothers’ loyalty to one … Read More

Vayishlah

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Jacob returns to the Holy Land after a 20-year stay in Charan, and sends angel-emissaries to Esau in hope of a reconciliation, but his messengers report that his brother is on the warpath with 400 … Read More