Shmot

Parashat Bo 5781

January 22, 2021 | 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 Lizz Goldstein (’16) As I write this, the National Guard are gathering in abundance just a few miles away from me. It … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’eira 5781

January 15, 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 Ariann Weitzman (’11)Parashat Va’eira describes the first public attempts to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. Moses and Aaron make the first … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shemot – 5781

January 8, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemot By Rabbi Doug Alpert (’12) “These are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt with Jacob…. [t]he total number of … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayak’hel / P’kudei 5780

March 20, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

  A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayak’hel P’kudei By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11)What does it mean to have a “willing heart?” The phrase is used three times in the opening verses of this week’s parashah, Vayak’hel/P’kudei (Exodus 35:5, 22, and 29). It … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tisa 5780

March 12, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tisa By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) In Parashat Ki Tisa Aaron has been left in charge of the Israelites while Moses is meeting with God atop Mount Sinai. As the brother of Moses, Aaron is … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Tetzaveh 5780

March 6, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Purim: When Israel truly accepted Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Tetzaveh By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) One of the visual highlights of the regular Shabbat service occurs after we complete our weekly Torah reading. Within the Asheknazi (European) tradition, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Terumah 5780

February 28, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Terumah By Rabbi David Markus Sometimes it’s what Torah doesn’t say. Listen to Torah’s silence and she might reveal whole new worlds just waiting for you to hear them into being. With this week’s Parashat Terumah, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Mishpatim 5780

February 20, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Knowing What We Don’t Know A D’var Torah for Parashat Mishpatim By Rabbi Jill Hammer Parashat Mishpatim deals, among many other matters, with the laws of robbery. Exodus 22:1-2, which is part of the larger discussion of robbery, reads: “If one finds … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Yitro 5780

February 12, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Yitro By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) This week’s Torah portion includes the single most intense episode in the whole Torah—the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai. The Israelites, having left Egypt, stand together at the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Beshalah 5780

February 7, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Beshalah By Rabbi Len Levin This week’s joyful song at the crossing of the Sea is ensconced in the daily liturgy, morning and evening: “Who is like You, O Lord, among the celestials; who is … Continue reading »