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WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Nitzavim

Posted on September 4, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative JudaismOur Torah reading this week, Parashat Nitzavim, has something very unique found in the actual Torah scroll – dots. One of the reasons why leyning, or chanting from the Torah, is so difficult, is the Continue Reading »

WWOT – Parashat Ki Tavo

Posted on August 27, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism As we study this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Ki Tavo, we might think that we are at a very traditional Passover Seder. We can hear words that include the section of the Haggadah Continue Reading »

Daytime Learning at JTS – and a Discount for WL Members!

Posted on August 21, 2018

Starting October 31, Women’s League members have a chance to learn at Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York City! Two exclusive daytime classes, “Reading, Re-reading, Mis-reading?: A Journey through Biblical Commentary” with Dr. Alan Cooper and “Judaism’s Hidden Books: The Apocrypha” with Dr. David Kraemer, will be offered to adult learners at JTS’ NYC Continue Reading »

WWOT – Parashat Ki Tetzei

Posted on August 20, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Ki Tetzei truly shows how much our Torah has changed over the years. Deuteronomy, chapter 21, verse 15, says, “If a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and both the Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shoftim

Posted on August 13, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism     Enter any Jewish attorney’s office, and you will most likely see some sort of artistic rendition of the verse Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof — Justice, justice you shall pursue (Deuteronomy 16:20) from this week’s Torah Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Re’eh

Posted on August 6, 2018

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 book of Deuteronomy is a review of the previous books of the Torah, and this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Re’eh, has many portions that seem repetitious. One section, which has previously been read in the Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Eikev

Posted on July 31, 2018

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 Eikev, includes the second paragraph of the Shema, the section which begins, “V’haya Em Shamoah,” Deuteronomy, chapter 11, verses 13 through 21. This paragraph states that, if one observes Continue Reading »

WWOT – Parashat Vaetchanan

Posted on July 19, 2018

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 Vaetchanan, contains both the Ten Commandments and the Shema. A classic discussion of the Ten Commandments is which of the ten are the most important? Everyone has their opinion, Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Devarim

Posted on July 16, 2018

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 Shabbat, we begin a new book of the Torah, the fifth and final book, Sefer Devarim, the book of Deuteronomy, with the Torah reading by the same name, Parashat Devarim. The book Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Matot-Maasei

Posted on July 9, 2018

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, we finish Bamidbar, the book of Numbers, with the double portion of Parashat Matot-Maasei, which tells the story of the five daughters of Tzelophechad, who had no brothers. When they asked Continue Reading »