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What Does It Mean to Be a Rabbi?

The traditional rabbinate harks back to ancient practice, but is an evolving institution.

A Guide to Jewish Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Hebrew (and Aramaic) shorthand translated and explained.

Cantillation: Chanting, or Leyning, the Bible

Today the Bible is chanted in synagogues with an intricate musical system, but the practice began with one man projecting in a marketplace.

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The Jewish Community of Jamaica

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear God.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Eikev

Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3

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