Weekly Words of Torah: Chesed

Shabbat Message: “Three Funerals and a Birth”

Posted on September 17, 2019

By Agnes Emert WLCJ Vice President Two of my relatives passed away in the past two months. As he was 5 years older, my cousin and I did not interact much growing up, but I did spend many years of summers and holidays with his younger siblings and their mother, well into our young adulthood. Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Ki Tavo 5779

Posted on September 16, 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 The topics discussed in this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Ki Tavo, are the following: Moses instructed the Israelites on how to build the Altar; commandment to write a Sefer Torah, Torah scroll; the blessings Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Ki Teitzei 5779 

Posted on September 9, 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 The following topics are discussed in this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Ki Teitzei: The passion of soldiers in battle; a firstborn son’s right not to be deprived of his father’s inheritance; death of Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah Goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Shoftim 5779

Posted on September 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 Parashat Shoftim is a review of more laws. Judges are appointed. In addition, we read about laws against worshipping idols, laws concerning the high court, king, priests, and Levites, as well as criminal laws Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah Goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Re’eh 5779 – Rosh Chodesh Elul

Posted on August 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 In Parashat Re’eh, God set before us a choice. We will receive blessings if we follow God’s commandments and curses if we do not. God told us to be a holy, kadosh, nation, Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Eikev 5779

Posted on August 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 Parashat Eikev discusses the relationship between God and the children of Israel, which is grounded on the foundation of love and a covenantal relationship. On behalf of God, Moses promises a blessed land to Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah Goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vaetchanan 5779

Posted on August 12, 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 Vaetchanan begins with Moses standing on a mountain called Pisgah. He is told that he will not be able to enter the Land of Israel, but he can see it, if he Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) –  Parashat Devarim /Shabbat Chazon 5779

Posted on August 5, 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 begin the book of Deuteronomy, Sefer Devarim, with Parashat Devarim. In this week’s Torah reading, before Moses’ passing, Moses repeated the Torah, and we read another rendition of Moses’ hardships. Moses Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed): Parashat Matot-Masei 5779

Posted on July 29, 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 is a double Torah reading, of the Parashiot of Matot-Masei, and we conclude the book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar. In Parashat Matot, we read about the laws regarding vows and oaths, Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Pinchas 5779

Posted on July 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 Our Torah reading this week, Parashat Pinchas, is named for the main character in the Torah reading this week, Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, who is rewarded for Continue Reading »