Weekly Words of Torah

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Ki Tissa

Posted on February 19, 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 Ki Tissa, illustrates what occurs when people get impatient, lose their faith, and need something visible to turn to for support – the story of the Golden Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Tetzaveh

Posted on February 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 In our Torah reading this week, Parashat Tetzaveh, there are many details about how the Tabernacle, Mishkan, was to be built. The Torah provided details on the materials, colors, and types of wood Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Terumah

Posted on February 4, 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 this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Terumah, God begins to provide the instructions to Moses and the Children of Israel on how to build the Tabernacle, or Mishkan, the movable Temple used by Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Mishpatim

Posted on January 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’s Torah reading, Parashat Mishpatim, continues to teach the children of Israel how to behave in a society where they are not slaves. God provides laws to the Israelites through Moses on Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Yitro

Posted on January 22, 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 Yitro, includes the giving of the Ten Commandments. Of course, there are more than Ten Commandments in the Torah, there are 613 commandments, but people often think of Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Beshalach

Posted on January 14, 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 Parsahat Beshalach, which is also referred to as Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat of Song. Also, we have designated this Shabbat as Sisterhood Shabbat. This Shabbat is called the Shabbat Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bo

Posted on January 7, 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 Over the past two weeks, we have read in our Torah portions, Parashat Va’era last week and Parashat Bo this week, a sum total of ten plagues, which fell on the Egyptians by Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Va’era

Posted on January 2, 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 Va’era, shows us what determination Moses and Aaron must have had in order to approach the Pharaoh so many times to repeat the same command, “Let my people Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shemot

Posted on December 26, 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 the reading of a new book of the Torah, Sefer Shemot, the book of Exodus, with the Torah reading by the same name, Parashat Shemot. A new Pharaoh came Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayechi

Posted on December 17, 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 conclude the reading of the book of Genesis, Sefer Bereshit, with the Torah Reading of Parashat Vayechi. As Jacob prepares for his death, he blesses his sons, as well as Continue Reading »