Shabbat Tol'dot - November 18 - 29 Cheshvan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, November 18, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Discussion for this week will look at the challenge of deception for our ancestors. Does Jacob overcome his deception of Esau, and if so how? Can we ever get out from the shadow of our bad behavior?

Discussion text comes from Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg's The Beginning of Desire - Reflections on Genesis, and supporting texts from the Etz Hayim Torah Commentary.

Gottlieb Zornberg - Tol'dot

Etz Hayim - Tol'dot Texts

Shabbat Lech L'cha - October 28 - 8 ChesHvan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, October 28, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Discussion for this week will look at the background to the call to Abraham. What makes Abraham the kind of person that God would reach out to? What is different about Abraham and Sarah from others in the story so far? 

Discussion text comes from Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg's The Beginning of Desire - Reflections on Genesis, and supporting texts from the Etz Hayim Torah Commentary.

Gottlieb Zornberg - Lech L'cha

Etz Hayim - Lech L'cha Texts

Shabbat No-ach - October 21 - 1 Cheshvan 5778

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Discussion for this week will look at the situation that led to the Flood - what went wrong, and why Noah was the right person for the job of saving humanity from itself. Discussion text comes from Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg's The Beginning of Desire - Reflections on Genesis, and supporting texts from the Etz Hayim Torah Commentary.

Gottlieb Zornberg - No-ach

Etz Hayim - No-ach Texts

Shabbat B'reisheet - October 14 - 24 Tishrei

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, October 14, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Discussion for this week will look at the opening words of the Book of Genesis - a teaching inspired by the Zohar, and at the ideas of Creation and Creationism of the first three chapters of Genesis, as explored by Marc Zvi Brettler in "How to Read the Jewish Bible". Supporting material from an earlier chapter in Brettler's book.

The First Three Words of Torah - a reading from the Zohar

How to Read the Jewish Bible - Chapter 6 - Genesis 1-3

How to Read the Jewish Bible - Chapter 3 - The Art of Reading the Bible

Shabbat Yom Kippur - September 30 - 10 Tishrei

Torah Study this Shabbat, Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 2, 2:15 PM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we come together between the end of our Yom Kippur Morning Worship, and the beginning of Yom Kippur Afternoon and Evening Worship. We will discuss implications for personal and communal reconciliation from the text of the Holiness Code, from Leviticus, Chapter 19, which we read during Yom Kippur Afternoon's Torah Service.

Torah of Reconciliation - K'doshim

Shabbat Sh'lach L'cha - June 17 - 23 Sivan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, June 17, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Texts for this week come from Unscrolled: 54 Artists and Writers Wrestle with the Torah,, with supporting texts from Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary, and an alternate study piece using this week's Torah text and the First Amendment to the US Constitution:

Unscrolled on Sh'lach L'cha

Etz Hayim - Sh'lach-L'cha Texts

First Amendment and Torah

Shabbat Naso - June 3 - 9 Sivan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, June 3, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Texts for this week come from Studies in B'midbar, by Nehama Leibowitz, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik, and The Pentateuch and Rashi's Commentary, by Rabbi Abraham ben Isaiah and Rabbi Benjamin Sharfman:

Naso 2 - Leibowitz

Commentators' Bible & Etz Hayim - Naso Texts

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Shabbat B'har-B'chukotai - May 20 - 24 Iyar

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, May 20, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Texts for this week come from Torah Sparks, a weekly commentary from the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, written this week by Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik, and The Pentateuch and Rashi's Commentary, by Rabbi Abraham ben Isaiah and Rabbi Benjamin Sharfman:

B'har by Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb

Commentators' Bible & Rashi - Opening of B'har

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Shabbat Emor - May 13 - 17 Iyar

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, May 13, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Texts for this week come from New Studies in Vayikra: Leviticus by Nehama Leibowitz, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik:

Emor 7 - Leibowitz

Commentators' Bible - Emor

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Shabbat Acharei Mot - Kedoshim - May 6 - 10 Iyar

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, May 6, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Texts for this week come from Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid's Table - Volume I by Rabbi Arthur Green, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik, as well as other sources:

Speaking Torah - Aharei Mot

Sources - Aharei Mot

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Shabbat Sh'mini - April 22 - 26 Nisan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, April 22, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Text for this week come from New Studies in Vayikra: Leviticus by Nehama Leibowitz, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik:

Leibowitz - Sh'mini 4

Commentators' Bible - on Nadav and Avihu

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Shabbat Tzav - April 8 - 12 Nisan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, April 8, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Text for this week come from New Studies in Vayikra: Leviticus by Nehama Leibowitz, with supporting texts from The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus, edited by Michael Carasik:

Leibowitz - Tzav 3

Commentators' Bible - Sh'lamim

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