RABBI JUDITH HALEVY

 

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." 

 

Rabbi Judith's SERMONS for Rosh HaShanah

 

Teshuva, Again 2021

Erev Rosh HaShanah.

The Cave,

Rosh HaShanah.

The Bucket,

Erev Kol Nidre 2021

Open the Gates,

Yom Kippur

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 Korach

Torah: 

Numbers 16:1 - 17:5 -- Korach challenges Moses' leadership

Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14 - 12:22-- The people rebel against God in asking for an earthly king

July 2, 2022 / 3 Tammuz 5782

Parashat Chukat

Torah: 

Numbers 20:1 -20:29 -- Moses is punished at Meribah, conflict with Edomites; death of Aaron

Haftarah:

1 Kings 11:1 - 11:13 -- Solomon is punished for lapses

Isaiah 41:1 - 20 -- God will quench the thirst of poor and needy

Junly 9, 2022 / 10 Tammuz 5782

Parashat  Balak

Torah:

Numbers 22:2 - 22:31 -- Hiring of Balaam to curse Israel

Haftarah:

Micah 5:6 - 6:8 -- God's protection of Israel against Balaam and others in the past and the duties God now requires.

July 16, 2022 / 17 Tammuz 5782

Parashat  Pinchas

Torah:

Numbers 25:10 - 26:11 -- Zeal of Pinchas; second vrendud

Haftarah:

1 Kings 19:1 - 19:21 -- the zeal of Elijah

July 23, 2022 / 24 Tammuz 5782

Parashat  Matot - Massei

Blessing for Av

Torah:

Numbers 30:2 - 30:17 -- Women's vows.

Haftarah:

1 Samuel 1:1 - 1:20 -- Hannah makes a vow

Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3 -- First of three haftarot of rebuke preceding 9th of Av

July 30, 2022 /2 Av 5782