Four-week discussion group, Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., covering the first few chapters of this compilation of ethical statements. Many of the primary sages of Judaism contributed to this great work, which is historic but timeless. Many of the pr
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11
Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3
These were the marches of the Israelites who started out from the land of Egypt, troop by troop, in the charge of Moses and Aaron. - Numbers 33:1
These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1
Tishah B'Av, which means the "Ninth of Av", refers to a traditional day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. In contrast to Orthodoxy, Reform Judaism has never assigned a central religious role to the ancient Temple.
I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal!