This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion

๐’๐ฎ๐ค๐ค๐จ๐ญ ๐’๐ก๐š๐›๐›๐š๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ฅ ๐‡๐š๐Œ๐จ๐ž๐ ๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘:๐Ÿ๐Ÿโ€“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” Sukkot Shabbat Chol HaMoed (Hebrew: ื—ื•ืœ ื”ืžื•ืขื“), a Hebrew phrase meaning “mundane of the festival”, refers to the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot. As the name implies, these days mix features of “chol” (mundane) and “moed” (festival). On Sukkot, Chol HaMoed consists of […]

#ThisWeeksTorahPortion

Pekundei ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Pekudei, Pekude, Pekudey, P’kude, or P’qude (ืคึฐืงื•ึผื“ึตื™โ€Žโ€”Hebrew for “amounts of,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 23rd weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the 11th and last in the Book of Exodus. […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Vayakhel

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: VAYAK’HEL Vayakhel, Wayyaqhel, VaYakhel, Va-Yakhel, Vayak’heil, or Vayaqhel (ื•ึทื™ึทึผืงึฐื”ึตืœโ€Ž โ€“ Hebrew for “and he assembled,” the first word in the parashah) is the 22nd weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Ki Tisa

๐ŸŒฌ #ThisWeeksTorahPortion ๐Ÿ“œ ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Ki Tisa, Ki Tissa, Ki Thissa, or Ki Sisa (ื›ึดึผื™ ืชึดืฉึธึผื‚ืโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “when you take,” the sixth and seventh words, and first distinctive words in the parashah) is the 21st weekly Torah portion (parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the […]

#ThisWeeksTorahPortion

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Tetzaveh, Tetsaveh, T’tzaveh, or T’tzavveh (ืชึฐึผืฆึทื•ึถึผื”โ€Žโ€”Hebrew for “[you] shall command,” the second word and first distinctive word in the parashah) is the 20th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Exodus. The parashah reports God’s commands […]

Torah Portion January 6, 2017

As you read this weekโ€™s Torah portion I want you to think about all the ways in which the Black community has been systematically controlled-slavery, Jim Crow, The New Jim Crow (Mass Incarceration), medical experiments, colonialism, food deserts in our communities, the list goes on and on. Those who oppress […]