Vayeitzei

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Jacob leaves his hometown of Beersheba and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and descending on it; … Read More

Toldot

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Isaac and Rebecca endure twenty childless years, until their prayers are answered and Rebecca conceives. She experiences a difficult pregnancy as the “children struggleinside her”; G‑d tells her that “there are two nations in your … Read More

Hayei Sarah

JCCMBereishit, Parachiot

Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchases from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver. Abraham’s servant Eliezer is sent, laden with gifts, … Read More

Vezot Habraha

JCCMParachiot, Uncategorized

The Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret Torah readings are from Leviticus22-23, Numbers 29, and Deuteronomy 14-16. These readings detail the laws of the moadim or “appointed times” on the Jewish calendar for festive celebration of our … Read More

Nitsavim – Vayeleh

JCCMParachiot

The Parshah of Nitzavim includes some of the most fundamental principles of the Jewish faith: The unity of Israel: “You stand today, all of you, before the L‑rd your G‑d: your heads, your tribes, your … Read More