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Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Rabbi Emerita of the

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, is now the

Rabbi of the Taos Jewish Center.


She holds advanced degrees in International Relations from both Rutgers University and Columbia University, and studied international education in Mexico City and Tel Aviv.
Yet Taos holds a special place in her heart.

Rabbi Judith says, L’chaim! To Life!

"For me, personally, this is a moment of great celebration and homecoming. As many of you know, Taos was my home for eighteen years, and the Taos community provided the very foundation of my spiritual life.... I was always the 'Rabbi from Taos.' Now, in these retirement years, my dream has come true." 



CHALLENGING TORAH, a weekly Video commentary by Rabbi Judith,

and used by her permission and that of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue.

Shabbat Shalom!

Parashat  Shemot

Torah: Exodus 1:1 - 5:1 -- The Birth of a Nation; Moses encounters his kinsfolk, marries Zipporah. The call of Moses at the burning bush.


Jeremiah 1:1 - 1:19 -- The call of Jeremiah

January 14, 2023 / 21 Tevet 5783

Parashat  Va-eira

Torah: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35 -- Marvelous Signs and Destructive Wonders. Moses and the magicians; the plagues of blood and frogs.

Haftarah:Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21 --  prophecy against Pharoah

January 21, 2023 / 28 Tevet  5783

Parashat  Bo

Torah: Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 -- Power, Plagues, Passover.

Haftarah: Isaiah 19:19 - 19:25 -- God will be known to the Egyptians

2 Samuel 24:15- 24:25 -- David averts plague afflicting Israelites.

January 28, 2023 / 6 Sh'vat 5783

Parashat B'shallach

Torah: Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 -- Crossing the Sea and Crises in the Wilderness


Haftarah: Judges 5:1-5:31 -- Song of Deborah

Febuary 4, 2023 / 13 Sh'vat 5783

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