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Jewish Journal

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

  • One Day More

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This week, we break the linear reading of Torah to honor the holy day of Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of assembly, a day added to the seven days of Sukkot. Midrash Rabbah (29:36) explains Shemini Atzeret by way of an analogy: A king invites the whole country to a feast. When it is...

  • Dream a Little Dream

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Joseph's life is linked to dreams from his youth, and the way in which he responds to dreams reflects the level of his maturity.

    As a boy, he delights in using his dreams to torture his brothers and triumph over them. While he never interprets these dreams, their meaning is so clear...

  • One Day More

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This week, we break the linear reading of Torah to honor the holy day of Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of assembly, a day added to the seven days of Sukkot. Midrash Rabbah (29:36) explains Shemini Atzeret by way of an analogy: A king invites the whole country to a feast. When it is...