Weekly Words of Torah

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 »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayikra (Shabbat Zachor)

Posted on March 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 we begin a new book of the Torah, Sefer Vayikra, the book of Leviticus, and we read the Torah reading by the same name, Parashat Vayikra. In addition, this Shabbat, we Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Pekudei

Posted on March 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 This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Pekudei, concludes the book of Exodus, Sefer Shemot. Parashat Pekudei is an inventory of all that was used in the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, the moveable Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Vayakhel (Shabbat Shekalim)

Posted on February 26, 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, we read Parashat Vayakhel; this week is also a special Shabbat called Shabbat Shekalim, the first of several special Shabbatot before Passover. The other special Shabbatot are Shabbat Zachor, Shabbat Parah, Continue Reading »

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 »