Weekly Words of Torah

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 »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Pinchas

Posted on July 2, 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 people think of Parashat Pinchas, this week’s Torah Reading, perhaps one might think of the overzealous man named Pinchas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, who killed an Israelites and Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Balak

Posted on June 25, 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 I am pretty sure everyone is very familiar with this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Balak, since our Torah Fund pin and theme this year, “Mah Tovu,” originates from a verse in this week’s Torah Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Chukkat

Posted on June 18, 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 this week, Parashat Chukkat, discusses the process of purifying oneself from contamination by a corpse by using the ashes from a red heifer. This might all sound familiar, since this Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Korach

Posted on June 11, 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 Korach, might be a leader’s worst nightmare – the rabble rouser in the crowd. You know the type – the person who likes to stir the pot and Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

Posted on June 5, 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 read Parashat Shelach Lecha, which teaches many powerful lessons from an unfortunate situation. Moses sends out a spy from each tribe of Israel to scout out the Promised Land, Continue Reading »