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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

A Jewish Community Built on Caring, Prayer and Learning

210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, NY 11364
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Weekly Shabbat Message

  • Shabbat Ki-Tavo 5779 Near the end of this week’s reading, Parshat Ki-Tavo, after the ceremony of announcing the choice between rich reward and frightening punishment, Moshe tells the Israelites that it is as if they have no sense of their own history. He says: “The LORD did not give your heart the ability to know, eyes to see and ...
  • Shabbat Shoftim 5779 If you are connected to Floridians on social media, you probably witnessed their emotional rollercoaster over the past week. As forecasts for Hurricane Dorian projected catastrophic wind and rain for the heavily-populated coast, several of my relatives and friends prepared for the worst. They shopped for supplies, arranged for shutters to protect their homes, and ...
  • Shabbat Re-eh 5779 This week’s Torah portion, Re-eh, introduces us to false prophecy. “If there appears among you a prophet or a dream-diviner and he gives you a sign or a portent, saying, ‘Let us follow and worship another god’–whom you have not experienced–even if the sign or portent that he has named to you comes true, do not ...
  • Shabbat Ekev 5779 As he continues his farewell address to the Israelites, Moshe once again describes the Promised Land in glowing terms. “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams and springs and fountains issuing from plain and hill; a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, ...
  • Shabbat Mattot-Mae’ei 5779 It’s a nice coincidence for me that right after we’ll read Parshat Mas’ei this Shabbat, I’ll embark on two road trips–one to visit my mother in Toronto, and the other a family excursion to Virginia. As a young child, I would sit in the back seat on drives to New York or Chicago, so road trips are ...
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