A Place of Fellowship & Worship
Music by Laura Wetzler.
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."
CHALLENGING TORAH, a weekly Video commentary by Rabbi Judith,
and used by her permission and that of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue.
Torah: Exodus 28:29 - 29:18 -- The Breastplate of judgment; Priests' garments and investiture
1 Samuel 30:1-18 - David saves his two wives and an Amalekit's servant
1 Samuel 23:1-13 -- David consults the Ephod
March 4, 2023 / 11 Adar 5783
Parashat Ki Tissa
Torah: Exodus 32:7-32:35 -- The Golden Calf
Numbers 19:1-10 -- the Red Heifer
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:23-38 -- Moral purification of Israel
1 Kings 12:25-13:10 -- Jereboam's idolatry
March 11, 2023 / 18 Adar 5783
Torah: Exodus 35:20-36:7; 39:2-32 -- Wisdom in craftsmanship; Pesach instructions
Haftarah: 2 Kings 23:1-27 -- Josiah revives Pesach
Ezra 6:19-7:10 -- Exiles celebrate Pesach
Jeremiah 9:22-10:16 -- Ethical wisdom
March 18, 2023 / 25 Adar 5783
Torah: Leviticus 2:7-4:5 -- Meal offering first fruits; Peace offering; sin offering
Haftarah: Isaiah 44:6-23 -- God's greatness contrasted with the sin of idolatry
March 25, 2023 / 3 Nisan 5783