…Hanukkah dreidels Happy Hanukkah, John! Here in Jerusalem it now getting dark as we enter the 3rd night of Hanukkah and light our 3rd candle! On the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah is celebrated from Kislev 25 to Tevet 2.…This year, Hanukkah is celebrated between December 8 and December 16.…………Here is Israel, it is customary to place […]

This week’s Torah portion is VA'ETCHANAN (And I Pleaded) …Hebrew Scriptures… Shabbat Shalom John! This week's Parsha (Torah Portion), which is called Va'etchanan (And I Pleaded), will be read during the Shabbat (Saturday) morning service in synagogues around the world this week. Please read along with us; we know you will be blessed! VA'ETCHANAN (And […]

Following the lead of a Loving Father: Shabbat Shalom John, this week's Torah portion is EKEV (Because) …Torah scroll Shabbat Shalom John! Welcome to this week's Parsha (Torah Portion), which is called Eikev (Because). We hope you enjoy this portion of Scripture that will be read on Shabbat (Saturday) morning services in synagogues around the […]

The Year of Jubilee: this week’s Parsha is Behar-Bechukotai (On the Mount-By My Decrees) …People use a yad (Torah pointer) while reading from the Torah to prevent losing their place. Welcome to this week's Torah study, Behar-Bechukotai (On the Mount-By…My Decrees), two Torah readings that are combined to accommodate the…number of Sabbaths in this calendar […]

Rediscover your zeal: This week’s Torah portion is Pinchas (Phinehas) …The Hebrew Scripture with a Torah pointer……Welcome to our study of this week’s Torah portion, which is called Pinchas…(Phinehas). This is the portion of Scripture that will be read in synagogues…all around the world this Shabbat (Saturday).……Please read along with us as we study the […]

Torah portion this week is Shoftim (Judges)–the Hebrew connection between justice and righteousness Welcome to this week's Parsha (Torah Portion), which is named Shoftim (Judges). This is the portion of Scripture that will be read during the Shabbat (Saturday) morning services in synagogues around the world this week.…SHOFTIM (Judges)…Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12; John 1:19-27 "Appoint […]

Shavuot (Pentecost): the 2nd day of this Biblical holiday! …Shalom & Blessings on this second day of Shavuot! Outside of Israel, today is the second day of Shavuot. “When the day of Pentecost [Shavuot] came, they were all together in one place.……Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand…were added to their […]