Shabbat is more than a day of refraining from worldly activity.

When experienced to its spiritual fullest, its holiness enlightens all other days of the week.

We invite you to enhance your Shabbat with these words of Torah.


Grandfather learning with his grandchildren outside on a picnic table

Why You Should Be a Proud Jew

Why You Should Be a Proud Jew

Jacobson, Rabbi YY
January 20, 2022

“…the Pagan priest Jethro … the father-in-law of Moses… chooses to come to the wilderness to spend time with the fledgling Jewish nation… what did Jethro hear that compelled him to COME?


When Jethro heard of the powerful institutions of Judaism—its obsession with education, charity, justice, compassion, loving the stranger, respecting the slave, feeding the poor, honoring the old, giving dignity to the sick and the mentally challenged; when Jethro learned of the Mitzvos of Torah—Shabbos, Mikvah, Kashrus, Tefilin, prayer, study; when he discovered the ethical foundations of Judaism—that no one is above the law, that each person was created in G-d’s image and has infinite dignity, that history has a purpose, and that each of us was conceived in love to fulfill a mission—when the Midyanite chief Pagan priest learned of all this, he fell in love with Torah and joined the People of the Book.


Now, 3300 years later, we often take for granted the contribution of Torah to the civilization. But Jethro did not.”