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Parashat Vayishlah 5783

December 5, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah My Parasha A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayishlah By Rabbi Andrew Hechtman (’03) On most any Shabbat the world over, b’nei mitzvah children rise before their community and state an affirmative obligation to maintain … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayeitzei 5783

November 28, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeitzei By Rabbi Steven Altarescu (’14) We are often running from place to place, from errand to errand, doing our best, tripping up, falling down and getting up … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Toledot 5783

November 21, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Toledot By Cantor Robin Anne Joseph (’96) “Still waters run deep.” Coined several centuries before Shakespeare’s take-off in Henry VI, Part 2—Smooth runs the water where the brook … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Hayei Sarah 5783

November 14, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Hayei Sarah By Rabbi Katy Allen (’05) Hayei Sarah – the life of Sarah tells of her death. Abraham is old, nearing his death as well, and he says to … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayeira 5783

November 7, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

How Do you Make a Well or a Ram Disappear? A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeira By Rabbi Rob Scheinberg Twenty years ago, two experimental psychologists at Harvard, named Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, created what has become one of the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Lekh Lekh 5783

October 31, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Lekh Lekha By Rabbi Rena Kieval (’06) Be a blessing! Vehe-yei berakha! I am always struck by the profound, surprising and somewhat mysterious words spoken by God to begin … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Noah 5783

October 24, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah Seasonal Changes: “Remembering” to be Merciful to Ourselves A D’var Torah for Parashat Noah By Rabbi Mitchell Blank (’21) Living in southern New York, I love this time of year, especially the changing of the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Beresheet – 5783

October 19, 2022 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah What Cain Learned A D’var Torah for Parashat Beresheet By Dr. Yakir Englander In the Genesis story, we find Cain and Abel in a field. There the elder brother, Cain, kills Abel, the younger. Midrash … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ha’azinu – 5783

October 6, 2022 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Ha’azinu By Rabbi Matthew Goldstone Our parasha this week begins with calling heaven and earth as witnesses (see Deut. 31:28) as Moses sings his final song to the people. The natural … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayeilekh – 5782

September 29, 2022 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeilekh By Rabbi Matthew Goldstone This past week thousands of Jews gathered in person and online to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. We now find ourselves in the midst of … Continue reading »