Congregation Am Haskalah Board Meeting May 3, 2018

Congregation Am Haskalah Board Meeting     In Attendance: Liz Fear, Rachel Zane, Jane Levine, Izzy Studzienko, Anita Goldman, Joy Scott   Naches and Chesed: Finkelsteins – sent donation in memory of Jerry Nepon Emily Zane – chosen representative for Governor’s Regional School Safety Task Force Update report on status of Chesed list members Reflection […]

A ‘BISSEL’ OF TORAH PARSHA: BEHAR (LEVITICUS 25:1-26:2), BECHUKOTAI (LEVITICUS 26:3-27:34)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah, Congregant This week, we read a double Parshiot, from the Torah (BEHAR) and (BECHKOTAI), the finale of the Book of LEVITICUS. The primary themes of Parsha (BEHAR) are laws and commandments, pertaining to freedom, equality, and charity with ‘dignity’. The Lord spoke to Moses and said: “Tell the Children of […]

A ‘BISSEL’ OF TORAH : TAZRIA-METZORA (LEVITICUS 12:1-15:33)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant This week, we read a double Parshiot (TAZRIA), followed by Parsha (METZORA). Each of these Parshiot describe in punctilious detail, the bewildering phenomenon of ‘TZARAAT’. In effect, this is a physical manifestation of a spiritual malaise, frequently mistranslated as ‘leprosy’. An individual afflicted with ‘TZARAAT’, would be referred to […]