Weekly Words of Torah

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 »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Metzora (Shabbat HaGadol)

Posted on April 8, 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 Shabbat, we read Parashat Metzora, and the Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol, the great Sabbath, the Sabbath immediately preceding Passover. According to tradition, the 10th of Nisan in the year of the Exodus was a Saturday. It was considered Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Passover/Yizkor

Posted on April 1, 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 Yizkor means “may (God) remember,” from the Hebrew root zachor. Originally, Yizkor was recited only on Yom Kippur. Its primary purpose was to honor the deceased by committing to giving tzedakah, or charity, in Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Tazria (Shabbat HaChodesh/Rosh Chodesh Nisan)

Posted on April 1, 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 Shabbat is a triple header. We read the Torah portion of Parashat Tazria, it is Rosh Chodesh Nisan, and we also refer to this Shabbat as Shabbat HaChodesh, one of the special Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shemini (Shabbat Parah)

Posted on March 25, 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 Shabbat is Parashat Shemini, and it is one of the special Shabbatot before Passover, called Shabbat Parah. The maftir reading for Shabbat Parah, taken from the book of Numbers Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Tzav

Posted on March 18, 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 Tzav, is called such, because the reading begins, “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command (tzav) Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt Continue Reading »