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WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Shelakh Lekha 5779

Posted on June 24, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parsahat Shelakh Lekha, our Torah reading this week, is the official Torah reading of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The image of two people holding bunches of grapes is often used as the Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Beha’alotekha 5779

Posted on June 17, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Beha’alotekha, begins with a description of the menorah, which the Priests handled twice a day. The instructions on how to light and place the menorah were given. The Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Naso 5779

Posted on June 11, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week’s Torah reading, Parashat Naso, is the longest Torah portion in the entire full Torah reading cycle (as opposed to the triennial cycle of reading.) The Priestly Blessing, the Birkat Kohanim, is found Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bamidbar 5779

Posted on June 3, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Bamidbar, discusses the arrangement and order in which the tribes camped and marched while wandering in the desert. A census is conducted, and the final count of those Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bechukotai

Posted on May 28, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week, with the Torah reading of Parashat Bechukotai, we complete the reading of Sefer Vayikra, the book of Leviticus. Parashat Bechukotai, which means “my laws,” commences with a promise and a curse. If Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Behar

Posted on May 20, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Behar, includes Moses telling the Israelites about laws that will come into effect once they enter the land of Israel. For six years, the people are permitted to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Emor

Posted on May 13, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Our Torah reading this week, Parashat Emor, is an elaboration on the second name of the book of Leviticus, Torat Kohanim, the Priestly Manual, for, in this Torah portion, God tells Moses to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Kedoshim

Posted on May 6, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This week’s Torah reading, Parashat Kedoshim, is a repetition of the Ten Commandments, in a different order and with some variations in form. Kedoshim is the plural form of the word Kadosh, which Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Aharei Mot

Posted on April 29, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism The Torah Reading for this week, Parashat Aharei Mot, is the same Torah reading read on Yom Kippur morning, which discusses God telling Moses that Aaron can only enter the Holy of Holies Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah for Passover

Posted on April 15, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism   In our Torah reading for the First Day of Passover, from the book of Exodus, we read about Moses instructing the elders of Israel in all of the laws of Passover. All generations to Continue Reading »