Jul 28, 2014

Esti Hoffman 07-27-2014 (29 Tamuz 5774)

We have a guest speakert today. Esti Hoffman (Raize's sister-in-law) speaks about last week's Torah portion - Parshat Masei, and how it relates to the current war in Israel.

Raize Guttman, our regular GEM TeleTorah teacher, was unable to return to Israel from NY as scheduled because all flights from the U.S. to Israel were cancelled by the U.S. FAA (Federal Aviation Assoc). She was re-booked on a flight that conflicted with the time of the class.
Many thanks to Esti for filling in!

Jul 22, 2014

Raize Guttman 07-20-2014 (22 Tamuz 5774)

Leading up to Tisha B'Av (9th Av).

The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that is shortly approaching. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile.
The period begins on 17 Tamuz, a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.

It reaches its climax and concludes with the fast of the 9th of Av, the date when both Holy Temples were set aflame. This is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date that many other tragedies befell our people.

Jul 13, 2014

Penina Taylor 07-13-2014 (15 Tamuz 5774)

Special guest speaker, Penina Taylor shares the incredible story of her Jewish Journey.

Jul 10, 2014

Raize Guttman 07-06-2014 (8 Tamuz 5774)

Parshat Noach - Chapter 6 - Verse 19.
Mates in the Ark.

Raize Guttman 06-29-2014 (1 Tamuz 5774)

Today is Rosh Chodesh Tamuz. The special day of Rosh Chodesh is really for women.
Need for renewal physically and spiritually.

Raize Guttman 06-22-2014 (24 Sivan 5774)

Parshat Noach - Chapter 6 - Verse 18. Noach now entering the teva (ark).
Having empathy...feeling another's pain.

Raize Guttman 06-15-2014 (17 Sivan 5774)

Parshat Noach - Chapter 6 - Verse 17.
Until now we have been speaking about the very specific details of building the teva (ark).
Bringing the flood and Hashem's pact with survivors.

Raize Guttman 06-08-2014 (10 Sivan 5774)

Parshat Noach - Chapter 6 - verse 16.
Building the Ark continued.

Raize Guttman 06-01-2014 (3 Sivan 5774)

Preparation for the holiday of Shavuos, when we receive the Torah.

Raize Guttman 05-25-2014 (25 Iyyar 5774)

Parshat Noach - Chapter 6 - Verse 15.
Building the Ark.

Raize Guttman 05-18-2014 (18 Iyyar 5774)

Lag B'Omer shiur.