A FRIeNdly GuIde to ouR SHAbbAt SeRvIce
... taking pictures, using phones, and using money. We ask you to
please respect the sanctity of the Shabbat and abide by these
prohibitions while in the synagogue or on its grounds.
The Minyan (Quorum)
In order to hold a public prayer service, a minyan (quorum) of ten
adult Jews above the age of thir ...
torah_sermons229.ser.. - Rabbi Shmuel`s Thoughts on Torah
... Rabbi Akiva’s students died of askera in the days leading up to Shavuot.
The message for us is clear: If we want to be worthy of receiving the Torah on Shavuot then we
need to do all we can to encourage and foster Torah study in the world. And that is
accomplished by seeing the greatness in other pe ...
Parashat Naso: Rabbi Yanoff goes to the White House!
... of those righteous. How does a person see himself or herself as able to offer the
Priestly Blessing from our Torah portion? It is true of religious leaders, as well as
governmental leaders: Some of the things I do as your rabbi require a healthy ego,
a little bit of chutzpah, to even presume to be i ...
Understanding the Shabbat Service
... different roles to men and women in our congregation. “Reform”
refers to one of the three major movements within Judaism. While
our siddur (prayer book) is different from what you might see in a
Conservative or Orthodox synagogue, the major elements of the
service are the same the world over. Likewi ...
“La Donna Rabbino”: The Chief Rabbi of Rome Considers the
... But perhaps the most vital point that Rabbi Di Segni makes is the following: “Given
that the rabbinic role is so complex, one unitary analysis is impossible. The limits of
what is lawful for a possible assumption of the role by women must be discussed
separately with respect to each different funct ...
Appendix to: Judaism Group I Ner Tamid – lamps which always
... Parchment text is checked regularly to assure that they are in good condition. In the case of
mezuzah it should be twice in every seven years, and in public once in every fifty years. A Jewish
person can leave without mezuzah in a flat or house for 30 days. Fixing mezuzah on the door is
preceded by ...
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... deems unfit. Rabbis sometimes disagree concerning what they both heard from their own
mentor; one says that the Rabbi permitted, while the other says that he prohibited. It would
be no exaggeration to say that there is almost no issue in the Torah concerning which
Rabbis do not disagree. This being ...
Some Questions and Answers on Egalitarianism
... for the Conservative Movement, first issued a responsum permitting women to be counted in the minyan
in 1973. Since then, nearly all synagogues in the Conservative Movement have become egalitarian.
However, in 2014, Rabbi Pamela Barmash authored a responsum which sought to clarify questions of
... • Service is led by the Rabbi and perhaps a
cantor (leads sings and chanting of prayers
and reads from Torah)
• Service is often a mixture of Hebrew and
• Lasts between 30 and 90 minutes
Partnership minyan (pl. partnership minyanim) is a term used to describe a religious Jewish prayer group that seeks to maximize women's participation in services within the confines of Jewish law as understood by Orthodox Judaism. This includes enabling women to lead parts of service, read from the Torah, serve in lay leadership positions, sit in a more gender-balanced format, and in some cases count as part of a minyan (""quorum"") of ten men and ten women. Partnership minyanim began in 2002 simultaneously in New York and Jerusalem, and have now spread to over 30 communities in at least five different countries around the world.