Weekly Words of Torah

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Chayyei Sarah 5780

Posted on November 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 Parashat Chayyei Sarah, which means the life of Sarah, ironically begins with her death. Abraham buys a burial place for her, in Hebron, called, Ma’arat (the cave of) Machpelah. Abraham realizes it is Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Lekh Lekha 5780

Posted on November 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 The following topics are discussed in Parashat Lekh Lekha: God commanded Abram to leave his father’s home and go to Canaan; Abram’s relationship with his nephew Lot;  Abram went to Egypt because of famine Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayera 5780

Posted on November 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 The following are some highlights found in Parashat Vayera: While recuperating after Abraham’s circumcision, Brit Milah, in last week’s Torah Reading, three angels, disguised as people, visit Abraham and predict that Abraham and Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Noach 5780

Posted on October 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 Parashat Noah, named for the protagonist of the Torah Reading, Noah, who was a righteous person for his generation, while the rest of humanity was corrupt, called hamas, and God decided to destroy Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Bereishit 5780

Posted on October 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 This Shabbat we read Parashat Bereishit, the very beginning of the Torah. In fact, if your synagogue reads a Triennial cycle, we now begin the first part of the Triennial cycle. God created Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Sukkot 5780

Posted on October 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 holiday of Sukkot is associated with hospitality, hachnasat orchim. We welcome friends, family, and the community into our sukkah and we visit others. We eat, we sleep, we study, and we spend Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Ha’azinu 5780 

Posted on October 7, 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 Ha’azinu is Moses’ poetic final oratory. The poem introduced in the last line of last week’s Torah reading is recited by Moses at the start of Parashat Ha’azinu. Moses calls upon heaven and Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah Goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayeilech 5780

Posted on October 2, 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 Vayeilech, discusses the following: End of Moses’ leadership; Joshua resumed leadership; the commandment of the unity of Israel. The final mitzvah given in the Torah is found in Parashat Continue Reading »

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

Posted on September 23, 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 Nitzavim, discusses the following: The last day of Moses’ life; warnings against idolatry; repentance and redemption; accessibility of Torah; concept of freedom of choice. Towards the end of Continue Reading »

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 »