Dvarim

Parashat Ha’azinu and Yom Kippur 5781

September 25, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Yom Kippur, Shofar, and Freedom A D’var Torah for Parashat Ha’azinu and Yom Kippur By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) Why is it that a holy day which is supposed to be “awesome” has a reputation for many as being “awful?” … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Nitzavim – Vayeilekh 5780

September 11, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Tomorrow’s Giants On Our Shoulders A D’var Torah for Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilekh By Rabbi David Markus We stand on the shoulders of giants. Much that we have, much that we are becoming, are harvests of trees our ancestors planted. We inherit … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tavo 5780

September 4, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

  A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tavo By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) In the megahit musical Hamilton, there is a song with the repeated line, “Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrMkdZtqiVI). The way that we know … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Teitzei 5780

August 28, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Teitzei By Rabbi Matthew Goldstone The topics of racism and racial justice have been on many of our minds over the past several months. One particular issue that I have been thinking about is … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shofetim 5780

August 21, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

The Political Philosophy of Deuteronomy A D’var Torah for Parashat Shofetim By Rabbi Len Levin Rabbi Simeon ben Gamaliel used to say: On three things does the world stand: On justice, on truth and on peace, as it is said: … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Re’eh 5780

August 13, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Re’eh By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) “And you will rejoice before the Lord, your God, you and your son and your daughter and your man-servant and your maid-servant and Levite who is within your gates, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Eikev 5780

August 6, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Eikev By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) In an episode of the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz, Linus tells his sister Lucy that he wants to be a doctor. She replies in her big-sister way, “You … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’ethanan 5780

July 31, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

The Torah and Quarantine 15 A D’var Torah for Parashat Va’ethanan By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) There is a term associated with the deadly Covid 19, which has been making its way within medical and nutritional circles. It’s known as … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Devarim 5780

July 24, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Into and Through Tisha b’Av: Our Fragile Alchemy of “Why” A D’var Torah for Parashat Devarim By Rabbi David Markus There’s gotta be a reason. What’s happening now must be a reaction to something that came before. Someone must be … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ha’azinu 5780

October 11, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ha’azinu By Rabbi Isaac Mann Moses’ final message to the assembled Israelite people came in the form of a poetic song (shirah) that described in brief the spiritual history of their relationship with the Almighty. … Continue reading »