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


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


JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Yitro in a Nutshell Exodus 18:1–20:23 Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which G‑d performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife … Read More

Parshat Bo

JCCMchemot, Parachiot

Bo in a Nutshell Exodus 10:1–13:16 The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and … Read More


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


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