Vayikra

Parashat Shemini 5781

April 9, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemini By Rabbi Enid Lader (’10) Our Torah portion’s opening chapters recount the celebration of Aaron’s and his son’s installation as Kohanim (Priests) and conclude … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Tzav 5781

March 25, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah A D’ver Torah for Parashat Tzav By Rabbi Michael Rothbaum (’06) At my shul, there are indications that we’re still in “Covid times.” With cameras and control panels, the sanctuary looks … Continue reading »

 

Parshat Vayikra 5781

March 19, 2021 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Click HERE for an audio recording of this D’var Torah Sacrifices, Disappointment, and Hope A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayikra By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein (’16) Good news: I have been vaccinated! Perhaps I should make an offering to God in … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Behar / Behukkotai 5780

May 15, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Lessons of the Sabbatical for a Time of Pandemic A D’var Torah for Parashat Bahar / Behukkotai By Rabbi Len Levin “Six years you may sow your field…and gather in the yield. But in the seventh year the land shall … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor 5780

May 8, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Emor By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (AJR ’11) A well-known midrash tells of Rabbi Yehoshua bemoaning the destruction of the Temple – “the place that atoned for Israel’s sins” – to his master, Rabbi Yohanan ben … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Aharei Mot Kedoshim

May 1, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Aharei Mot Kedoshim By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) Parashat Kedoshim consists of a series of commandments which God wants Moses to convey to the Israelite people. As is God’s wont, God has a lot to say … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Tazria Metzora 5780

April 24, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

The Torah and Social Distancing A D’var Torah for Parashat Tazria Metzora By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) Perhaps there has never been a better time to embrace — with open arms — a section of the Torah, which most years … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shemini 5780

April 17, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

“Silent” Tribute to the Dead of Covid-19 A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemini By Rabbi David Markus Spiritually speaking, what should we say amidst 120,000 covid-19 deaths? Surely there must be something we should say, some right response – right? If … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Tzav 5780

April 3, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

An Offering of the heart A D’var Torah for Parashat Tzav By Rabbi Jill Hammer Parashat Tzav deals with the offerings that the priests and the people made in the Tabernacle for the purposes of gratitude, atonement, and daily celebration. These … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra 5780

March 26, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

The Teachings of Leviticus for This Present Moment A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayikra By Rabbi Len Levin This week we begin reading the book of Leviticus. The interpretation I offer here has benefited from the perspectives of the contemporary … Continue reading »