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Join Sondra Baras, director of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, as she teaches on the weekly Parshah teachings and their deeper meanings! Order Sondra's book "Shabbat Shalom" here or follow Sondra's blog here!

Sondra Baras was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish community. Upon graduation from high school, Sondra studied religious studies at the Jerusalem College for Women in Israel. She completed her B.A. in history and English at Barnard College in New York. She obtained her J.D. at Columbia Universitys School of Law. From there, after practicing law in New York for a short time, Sondra moved to Israel. Sondra continued her legal career in Israel, after being accepted to the Israeli bar.

A parshah is a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week on the Sabbath. There are 54 parshahs, so that in the course of a year, the entire Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy)is read. The weekly parshah is followed by a passage from the prophets, which is referred to as a haftarah.