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This week’s portion, the first in the Book of Numbers, is called Bamidbar. The English title of this book comes from the census taken of the Israelites as commanded to Moses in this parasha. In Hebrew, the portion’s title means “in the wilderness,” an apt description of the spiritual and physical place in which the JewsRead more
This week’s double parasha, Behar-Bechukotai, finishes up the Book of Leviticus. We are told repeatedly of the choice between following God’s commandments and disobeying. With the former, we will live well; the latter choice will lead to disaster. Some reject the notion of cause and effect in following the commandments and their lot in life. After all,Read more
More than 175 years ago, Scottish-born philosopher Thomas Carlyle published “Heroes and Hero Worship,” a set of lectures he gave in 1840, arguing that individuals, not history per se, are the real reasons for human advancement. These specific individuals, whom Carlyle called “Heroes,” played outsized roles in the world’s advancement. Heroism – and hero worshipRead more
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis This week’s parasha, Tetzaveh, is distinguished not by what it contains, but rather, what it omits. Interestingly, Moses’ name appears in every parasha chronicling his life from birth to death – except for this week’s portion. Commentators reflect on aRead more
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Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting and Community Reception honoring outgoing CEO, Steve Rakitt. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington thanks our dedicated volunteers, committed leaders, generous donors and corporate sponsors who touch, change and save lives each and every day. Wednesday, June 7th Community Reception: 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting: 7:45 p.m. B’nai Israel CongregationLearn more
Join us for Greater Washington’s third annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park! Location: Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (Metro & Parking) Time: Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Pre-game fun begins at 11:30 a.m. First pitch, 1:35 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Free T-shirt with every ticket purchased! Questions:Learn more