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Parashat Yitro 5782

January 21, 2022 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Yitro By Rabbi Matthew Goldstone This week the American Jewish community finds itself processing the events of last Shabbat, during which a rabbi and three congregants were taken … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Beshalah – 5782

January 14, 2022 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Beshalah By Rabbi Jill Hackell (’13) The Book of Exodus starts with the heroism of the midwives, who refuse to abide by Pharaoh’s terrible decree to kill … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Bo -5782

January 7, 2022 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D‘var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Bo By Rabbi Michael Rothbaum (’06)There’s a well-known rabbinic discussion in the beginning of the Torah about the book of Genesis. The question is asked: why start there, when the mitzvot, the sacred … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’eira 5782

December 31, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D‘var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Va’eira By Rabbi Cantor Sam Levine (’19) (I am indebted to the invaluable resource AlHatorah.org for directing me to many of the sources cited below.) Last week, we read … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shemot 5782

December 24, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D‘var Torah Leaving the Palace A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemot By Rabbi Rob Scheinberg This story sounds familiar, I thought. Sitting in a college religion course, my professor began to describe the early life of … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayehi 5782

December 17, 2021 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayehi By Rabbi Marc Rudolph (’04) Click HERE for an audio recording of this D‘var Torah   In Act ll of Richard the Second, Shakespeare tells us that:   The tongues of dying men Enforce attention like deep harmony: … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayigash 5782

December 9, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayigash By Rabbi Doug Alpert (’12) Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah With this week’s Parashah we are neck-deep into the Joseph story. A prominent focus of the narrative has been, and continues to be, on … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Mikeitz 5782

December 3, 2021 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Mikeitz By Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman This Shabbat is a three Torah Shabbat. We will read the weekly parasha of Mikeitz, then the reading for Rosh Hodesh and then for Hanukkah. Though it may be a stretch, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayeishev 5782

November 26, 2021 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeishev By Rabbi Ariann Weitzman (’11) The story of Tamar is sandwiched between two momentous scenes in the Joseph saga: The first scene: Joseph dreams some dreams, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayishlah 5782

November 19, 2021 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Bless People by Their Names A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayishlah By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein (’16) Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah This week is Transgender Awareness Week, an opportunity for trans folks to celebrate themselves and for … Continue reading »