Category Archives: Worship

Weekly Torah Portion: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)

written on June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

In Bechukotai, the last portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells the people of Israel that if they follow […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)

written on May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

In Torah portion Behar, God describes the laws surrounding resting the land and crops every seven years, as well as […]

BCC’s Czech Holocaust Torah Scroll

written on April 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

April 4, 2016 Seven decades after the end of the Holocaust, marked by the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, BCC […]


written on February 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Midrash is commonly defined as the process of interpretation by which the rabbis filled in “gaps” found in the Torah. […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

written on January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses and Aaron to go to Pharaoh to demand freedom for the Israelites from […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1)

written on December 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, the new Pharaoh does not remember Joseph. Fearing their rise in population, Pharaoh makes the Israelites […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)

written on December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, Joseph promises Jacob that he will bury him in Canaan. On his death bed, Jacob blesses […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)

written on December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Miketz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17)

written on December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, Pharaoh has two dreams. His baker remembers Joseph from prison, and Pharaoh brings Joseph to interpret […]

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1−40:23)

written on December 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this Torah portion, Jacob favors Joseph, and this angers Joseph’s brothers. Joseph has dreams where he predicts reigning over […]