Vayikra

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 »

 

Parashat Behukkotai 5779

May 30, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Behukkotai By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) Reading this week’s Torah portion, I found myself as influenced by what is not in it as what is. What is not in it are the opening words “And God … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Behar – 5779

May 22, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Behar By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) “This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island, from the redwood forests to the gulf-stream waters, this land was made … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor – 5779

May 16, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Kedushah: From Hierarchy to Complementarity A D’var Torah for Parashat Emor By Rabbi Len Levin “[The priests] shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the Lord’s offerings by fire…and so … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Kedoshim – 5779

May 9, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Kedoshim By Rabbi Isaac Mann This week’s sidra begins with the Divine command directed to the Children of Israel to be holy (kedoshim tih’yu) “for I the Lord your God am holy” (Lev. 19:2). In … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Acharei Mot – 5779

May 1, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Yom Kippur Asks “Answers” – Not Just “Afflictions” A D’var Torah for Parashat Acharei Mot By Rabbi David Markus This week’s parashah (Acharei Mot) brings Torah’s first mention of Yom Kippur (#sorry), so each year this parashah starts me thinking … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Metzorah 5779

April 12, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Parashat Metzorah By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) A few years ago I passed the age at which my mother died. Doing so changed my perspective on my own life. I still want to think of my continuing good … Continue reading »