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


JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Vayetze in a Nutshell Genesis 28:10–32:3 Jacob leaves his hometown of Beershebaand journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels … Read More


JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

  Genesis 18:1–22:24 G‑d reveals Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who are angels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly … Read More

Lech Lecha

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Genesis 12:1–17:27 G‑d speaks to Abram, commanding him, “Go from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” There, G‑d says, he will be made into a great nation. Abram and … Read More


JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Genesis 6:9–11:32 G‑d instructs Noah—the only righteous man in a world consumed by violence and corruption—to build a large wooden teivah (“ark”), coated within and without with pitch. A great deluge, says G‑d, will wipe out all life from … Read More


JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Genesis 1:1–6:8   G‑d creates the world in six days. On the first day He makes darkness and light.  G‑d creates the world in six days. On the first day He makes darkness and light. On the second day He forms the heavens, dividing … Read More



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



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



G‑d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary. The fire on the altar must be … Read More


JCCMchemot, Parachiot

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