Weekly Words of Torah

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Beha’alotekha

Posted on May 29, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women   By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields WLCJ Executive Director   In this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Beha’alotekha, we read about Miriam being stricken with leprosy, in Hebrew called tzar’at, which in Biblical times was thought to be a punishment for speaking badly about someone, in Hebrew Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Naso

Posted on May 23, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields WLCJ Executive Director The latter part of this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Naso, the Torah describes at great length the offerings of the Nesi’im (Princes) on the day that the Mishkan, Tabernacle was sanctified. What is unusual about this section Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah

Posted on May 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 This Shabbat, we begin the fourth Book of the Torah, the Book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar. Bamidbar means ‘in the desert or wilderness,’ so called because this book of the Torah is set in the Continue Reading »