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The book of Bereishit reveals the essence of God and man, and the foundations for their relationship. The last parsha – or Torah portion – of Bereishit was read last week; the book of Shemot will begin being read this Shabbat.

Looking back at Sefer Bereishit, an invitation to walk with God

By Aliza Katz, Staff Writer
January 5, 2024

Rashi, on the first pasuk of Bereishit, brings an interesting point from Rabbi Yitzchak of the Talmud: Why didn’t the Torah...

HOLIDAY: Yom Kippur Starts tonight at sundown. The fast begins tonight at 6:29 p.m. and end tomorrow night at 7:23 p.m. (Times for 90036, chabad.org)

Yom Kippur: Are you a little bit Yonah?

By Arieh Elad, Torah Editor
September 24, 2023

We are cleansed of our sins on Yom Kippur when we confess, when we apologize, and when we forgive ourselves. The process of teshuva...

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, it’s customary to eat a fruit you haven’t eaten in a while. The reason is to be sure that there is something to celebrate with a bracha.

Fruit and forgiveness: For Rosh Hashanah, an unexpected connection

By Jonah Delson, 10th Grade
September 15, 2023

“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison,” said William Arthur Ward, an American motivational writer. That’s pretty...

Ve’etchanan, which begins at Devarim (Deuteronomy) Chapter 3 verse 23, was read in synagogues July 29.

SUMMER PARSHA: In Ve’etchanan, Chorev has something to say about Sinai

By Etan Lerner, Co-Video & Podcast Editor
August 20, 2023

The fifth perek, or chapter, of Parshat Ve’etchanan includes the repetition of the Ten Commandments, first revealed in Shemot...

PARSHA: Parshat Chukat will be read on the Shabbat of June 24, 2023

SUMMER PARSHA: In Chukat, with just a few sharp words, Moses changes the ending of his story

By Etan Lerner, Staff Writer
June 28, 2023

Many say that Moshe’s most transgressive sin took place in Parashat Chukat, when he famously struck a rock to bring forth water...

Sukkot begins tonight at 6:08 p.m. School will resume October 20. Chag Sameach from the Boiling Point!

Sukkot: When bad weather makes a point

By Josh Askari, 12th Grade
October 9, 2022

Coming shortly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkot is a time that, if one is not careful, could seem simply like a fall...

TRIPLE: Shavuot begins this Saturday night at sunset, just after Shabbat, creating a three-day yom tov. The holiday ends Monday, June 6, at 8:46 p.m.

Shavuot: Honoring a slim but pivotal moment of connection

By Elishai Khoobian, 10th Grade
June 3, 2022

Shavuot is known as the fun holiday where we stay up all night learning Torah, eating endless amounts of cheesecake and as many...

LEARN: Rabbi Simon bar Yochai and his son studied in a cave for 12 years, fed only by a carob tree outside.

Lag B’Omer: Plagues and renewal, then and now

By Yael Schechter, 11th Grade
May 19, 2022

Lag BaOmer is a joyous holiday that takes place on the 33rd day of the omer – the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot,...

SUNSET: The first two days of Pesach Yom Tov begin tonight at 7:07 pm and end Sunday at 8:05 pm.

Connecting to Pesach

By Eliana Kerendian, 11th Grade
April 15, 2022

“In every generation, a person must regard himself as though he personally had gone out of Egypt” (Mishnah Pesachim 10:5)....

SUCCESS: Dr. Walter Poor, Hinda Grosss grandfather, poured olive oil for fuel into the metal cups of his hanukkiah.  It was the sixth night of Hanukkah – also his birthday.

HANUKKAH: Looking for wicks in Phoenix – and inside ourselves

By Hinda Gross, Ninth Grade
December 5, 2021

I want to invite you to a day I spent with my grandfather about a month ago. He had recently informed me that he was in need of...

KORBAN: Like the ancient ‘gratefulness sacrifice,’ Thanksgiving turns inner thankfulness into something shared.

THANKSGIVING: Grateful in public

By Mordechai Heller, 10th Grade
November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time to connect with loved ones close to you, to reflect and be thankful. The Torah provides a very similar...

GIFTS: Sukkot, which thanks God for blessings of all kinds, begins tonight at 6:34 p.m.

Sukkot: Know what you have

By Amalia Zucker, Staff Writer
September 20, 2021

The High Holidays are a very busy time of year in Judaism, and by the time we get to Sukkot, we’ve already been through Rosh...

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