WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Balak 5779

Posted on July 15, 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 Parashat Balak receives its name from the name of the King of Moab, Balak, who the children of Israel come into contact with while they journey to the Land of Israel. Fearful that the children Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Chukkat 5779

Posted on July 8, 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 Parashat Chukkat begins with a discussion of the laws related to the Red Heifer, the Maftir portion read on Shabbat Parah. Parashat Chukkat continues with a discussion about rituals and laws about purification. Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Korach 5779

Posted on July 1, 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 With the Torah Reading of Parashat Korach, WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah, is going PC – not the PC you might be thinking of, but rather, Parashah Chesed. The 5780 Torah Fund pin is Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Shelakh Lekha 5779

Posted on June 24, 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 Parsahat Shelakh Lekha, our Torah reading this week, is the official Torah reading of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The image of two people holding bunches of grapes is often used as the Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Beha’alotekha 5779

Posted on June 17, 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 Beha’alotekha, begins with a description of the menorah, which the Priests handled twice a day. The instructions on how to light and place the menorah were given. The Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Naso 5779

Posted on June 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’s Torah reading, Parashat Naso, is the longest Torah portion in the entire full Torah reading cycle (as opposed to the triennial cycle of reading.) The Priestly Blessing, the Birkat Kohanim, is found Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bamidbar 5779

Posted on June 3, 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 Bamidbar, discusses the arrangement and order in which the tribes camped and marched while wandering in the desert. A census is conducted, and the final count of those Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bechukotai

Posted on May 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, with the Torah reading of Parashat Bechukotai, we complete the reading of Sefer Vayikra, the book of Leviticus. Parashat Bechukotai, which means “my laws,” commences with a promise and a curse. If Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Behar

Posted on May 20, 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 Behar, includes Moses telling the Israelites about laws that will come into effect once they enter the land of Israel. For six years, the people are permitted to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Emor

Posted on May 13, 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 Our Torah reading this week, Parashat Emor, is an elaboration on the second name of the book of Leviticus, Torat Kohanim, the Priestly Manual, for, in this Torah portion, God tells Moses to Continue Reading »