Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shabbat Bereishit 16/17 October 5.51pm 6.50pm

Category Archive: Community Torah

  1. Yitro

    Comments Off on Yitro When Rabbi David asked me if I would take Yitro this evening, the responsibility to cover the Ten Commandments in 2 minutes felt too great a task.… read more
  2. Beshalach

    Comments Off on Beshalach I am connected to the sedra of Bashalach not through a birthday or an important life event but through a film: Cecile Demille’s “The Ten Commandm… read more
  3. Va’yeshev

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    Quick summary

    Va’yeshev is the beginning of the Joseph story, he is 17 years old and Jacob’s favourite – so his brothers hated him. 1st dream– br… read more
  4. Vayetze

    Comments Off on Vayetze Vayetze, the 7th sedra in Bereshit, covers a timespan of 20 years and many familiar themes in the development of the Jewish family: love, decept… read more
  5. Toldot

    Comments Off on Toldot Two nations waged war in Rivka’s womb Try as she might, it was not under stood Rivka asked of HaShem, what can this mean The answer,  &… read more
  6. Vayera

    Comments Off on Vayera In this Parshah we read the account of Isaac’s birth, the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah, the story of Lot, Hagar’s exile and the Akeida “… read more
  7. Noach

    Comments Off on Noach It is still early in Bereshit and this sedra is action-packed, full of events.  For fact lovers, it has the most verses of any parash… read more
  8. Haazinu

    Comments Off on Haazinu Ha’azinu is the penultimate sedra in our annual cycle and Moses turns to song as he reaches his final moments. In the second half of his career Fra… read more
  9. Ekev

    Comments Off on Ekev In Eikev, we continue to read Moses’ speeches to the Israelites. He reminds the people that if they maintain their covenant with G-d, then G-d wi… read more
  10. Pinchas

    Comments Off on Pinchas Another sedra named after a man but this one is for women’s rights.
    Part of this portion deals with the allotment of land. Ownership of land is an e… read more
  11. Balak

    Comments Off on Balak The main story of the sedra is revealed in its first sentence: ‘And Balak, son of Zippor, saw what the Israelites did to the Amorites’. In the prev… read more
  12. Chukkat

    Comments Off on Chukkat When a person becomes ritually unclean a red heifer is slaughtered and burnt. The unclean person is purified by sprinkling the heifer&#… read more
  13. Korach

    Comments Off on Korach The parsha (as the name suggests) focuses on Korach’s rebellion. Korach was a wealthy and ambitious man, jealous of the position of Moses and Aa… read more
  14. Shelach L’cha

    Comments Off on Shelach L’cha The parashah describes the tragic story of the spies sent into Canaan by Moses, who come back with a report that shows no confidence in the Israel… read more
  15. Bha’alotcha

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    Summary of events

    • Aaron is commanded to light the menorah to participate in the dedication of the Beit Hamikdash
      • Aaron and his descendants are g
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