Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Adar Rosh Chodesh Program Sponsored by TI Women’s Network

Photo from a previous Rosh Chodesh discussion

Join Rabbah Arlene Berger and the women of TI from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Sunday, February 26, for a lively Rosh Chodesh discussion on “What Does It Mean to Be Commanded?”

There are many examples of being commanded in our Jewish texts:

  • The Jewish people were commanded not to kill or steal — and we obey.
  • The midwives were commanded to kill all the first born infant boys — but they refused.
  • Shabbat, kashrut, and nidah are commandments we clearly consider but seem to practice in different ways.
  • Queen Esther acted out of a sense of commandedness — did she do the right thing?

In our discussion we’ll explore various definitions/examples of being “commanded” and see how the concept relates to our daily lives, our own personal sense of commandedness, and the ever-changing times we live in. 

This program is sponsored by TI’s Women’s Network (Sisterhood). Light refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP to Ellen Eisner (eeisner@comcast.net or call her, her number is in the directory) by Wednesday, Feb.  22.