Weekly Words of Torah

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Lekh Lekhah

Posted on October 15, 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 Lekh Lekha is one of my favorite Torah Portions because it was the first Torah portion I ever learned when I began my studies at the Bialik School in Brooklyn, New York. Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Noach

Posted on October 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 When Uncle Joe and Aunt Roz come for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, and they have an aliyah, you might tell them that they need to put on a tallit, and, because they have Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Bereishit

Posted on October 3, 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 One of the hardest things for people to accept is responsibility for something bad. No matter what one’s age or gender is, one is not apt to jump up and take credit for Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Wisdom: Arba’ah Minim/Four Species

Posted on September 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 The Arba’ah Minim or the Four Species — the etrog (citron), the lulav (from the date tree), the hadas (myrtle), and the aravah (willow) — which are used on Sukkot, are compared to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Wisdom: Parashat Ha’azinu

Posted on September 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 JudaismThe Greek Philosopher Epicetus said, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Yet, on Yom Kippur, there are so many in the litany Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayeilech

Posted on September 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 Our Torah reading, Parashat Vayeilech, states the following in Deuteronomy, Chapter 31, Verse 6: “Be strong, and resolute, be not in fear or in dread of them; for the Lord your God God’s self marches Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »