24 Mar 2017

Haftara for HaHodesh (Vayakhel-Pekude) 5777: Domain and Dominion Download a printer friendly version here. ‘Place is the first of all beings, since everything that exists is in a place and cannot exist without a place’. — Archytas, Commentary on Aristotle’s Categories. ‘In this convulsive age of uprooted populations and extensive…

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17 Mar 2017

Haftara for Parah (Ki Tisa) 5777: Control Freaks Download a printer friendly version here. “Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention…

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10 Mar 2017

Haftara for Zakhor (Tetsave) 5777: I Am Download a printer friendly version here. ‘To attain ‘success’ without attaining positive self-esteem is to be condemned to feeling like an impostor anxiously awaiting exposure’. — Nathaniel Branden I Samuel 15:2-34 Synopsis  Shemuel the prophet meets King Shaul and instructs him to…

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03 Mar 2017

Haftara for Teruma 5777: Vessels Download a printer friendly version here. ‘If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite’. — William Blake I Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Synopsis The haftara describes the beginning of the construction of the Bet HaMikdash (Holy…

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24 Feb 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. ***FOR AN EXPLANATION FROM RABBI DWECK ON THE SHEKALIM CLICK HERE*** Haftara for Shekalim (Mishpatim) 5777: The Pain of Surrender “The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” — Mark Twain  II Kings 11:17 – 12:17 (Sephardim) Synopsis  Yehoyada the Kohen…

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17 Feb 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Yitro 5777: The Heart of the Matter ‘We accept the love we think we deserve’. — Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Isaiah 6:1-13 (Sephardim)  Synopsis  The 6th chapter of Yishaya is traditionally seen by our Hakhamim as Yishaya’s…

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09 Feb 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Beshalah 5777: A Woman’s Place I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king…I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder…

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02 Feb 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Bo 5777: Last Man Standing ‘The one place which is full of optimism, whose birthrate is booming along with its economy and is militarily equipped to counter the threats that face it, is Israel. At this rate Israel may be the…

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27 Jan 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh (Va’era/Shebat 5777): Circuit Breakers ‘The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn to change’.— Carl Rogers  ‘There is no present or future, only the past happening again and again, now’. — Eugene…

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19 Jan 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Shemot 5777: Speaking Freely ‘In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot’. ― Czesław Miłosz ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world’. — Ludwig Wittgenstein…

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