Shabbat Yitro 5782

This Shabbat, I will be addressing the events of last Shabbat in Colleyville. I’m using this space to say a few words about what I’m not going to speak about. For thoughts about antisemitism, we can all read these excellent and important essays:
Deborah Lipstadt
Yair Rosenberg
Bari Weiss
They express what American Jews are feeling, and why we should not have to feel this way. They’re all more knowledgeable and eloquent on the subject of antisemitism, so I leave that to them. As a rabbi, my job is to provide text and context, affirmation and hope. I hope you will join us for Shabbat morning services, in person or virtually, where I will be giving the dvar Torah this week, on Shabbat Yitro.
My goal in offering the weekly musical scavenger hunt is to entice people to read the Torah portion carefully, as well as to have some fun with music. This week in particular, I felt the desire to urge us to dig into the parshah and listen to the music. Even if you don’t care for the video clips, it’s worthwhile to read the parshah anyway! For those who want to play along, why did I think of these songs?
Ian Anderson and crew
The Fab Four
Colbie Caillat
From Hotel California
Alicia Keys loves to perform in Israel
Stevie Nicks
Live’s breakthrough song
Answers will be revealed after Shabbat ma’ariv and havdalah, which begins this week at 5:30 PM. Remember that through the end of January, we are having minhah at 12:30 PM, after morning services and kiddush.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and happy listening,
Rabbi David Wise
Candle lighting: 4:41 PM
Torah Reading: Exodus 18:1-20:23
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6