02 Aug 2018

Insights from the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbis on the Parsha Ekeb – Bendigamos, the Soul of the S&P There is only one Biblically mandated blessing and it appears in this week’s parashah. This singular obligation is to recite Birkat Hamazon, Grace after meals. The verse states: And thou shalt…

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11 Aug 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click HERE to listen to this week’s audio recording read by Rabbi Joseph Dweck. Haftara for Ekeb 5777 : Lifeline ‘All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. — Alexandre Dumas  Isaiah 49:14-51:3  Synopsis  For seven weeks after the…

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26 Aug 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained” — C.S. Lewis Love is a prominent theme in Moshe’s last address to the nation. The different forms of the word אהבה/love…

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07 Aug 2015

Ekeb 5775: Rain Dance  “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” — Roger Miller From the start, much of our relationship with G-d has revolved around rain. As the source of life, it is at the centre of our world, and when it falters, we naturally…

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14 Aug 2014

“To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.” — Harriet Beacher Stowe The name of our parasha, Ekeb, is the word for ‘heel’in Hebrew. According to…

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