Bamidbar

Mattot/Massei 5778

July 12, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Mattot/Massei by Rabbi Heidi Hoover (AJR ’11) In this week’s Torah portion, Mattot/Massei, we have a remarkable episode. Two tribes, Reuben and Gad, look around the land where they Israelites are staying before they enter the … Continue reading »

 

Pinhas 5778

July 5, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Pinhas  by Rabbi Bruce Alpert (AJR ’11) Merely to have survived is not an index of excellence, Nor, given the way things go, Even of low cunning. Yet I have seen the wicked in great power, … Continue reading »

 

Balak 5778

June 28, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, D'var Shirah

Blessing in Boise : A Balak Moment A D’var Torah for Balak by Rabbi Rena H. Kieval (AJR ’06) Sometimes it seems that we live in a world filled with curses.  In this country of late, we have been witness … Continue reading »

 

Hukat 5778

June 21, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Miriam’s Obituary: A D’var Torah for Hukat by Rabbi Irwin Huberman (AJR ’10) “The Israelites arrived in a body at the wilderness of Zin on the first new moon, and the people stayed at Kadesh.  Miriam died there and was … Continue reading »

 

Korah 5778

June 14, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Korah by Rabbi Isaac Mann The conflict between Moses and Korah, which occupies much of this week’s parashah, is usually seen as a struggle between right and wrong. Indeed the Torah itself warns us (Numb. 17:5) … Continue reading »

 

Shelah Lekha 5778

June 7, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Shelah Lekha by Cantor Sandy Horowitz ’14 In the story of the twelve spies who scout out the land of Canaan in Parashat Shelah Lekha we experience several different leadership styles — from the spies, Joshua … Continue reading »

 

Beha’halotekha 5778

May 31, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

The Waving A D’var Torah for Beha’alotekha by Rabbi Jill Hammer “You shall bring the Levites close before the Divine, and the Israelites shall lay their hands on the Levites, and Aaron shall wave the Levites as a wave-offering before … Continue reading »

 

Naso 5778

May 31, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A Puzzling Law, Seen in Context A D’var Torah for Naso by Rabbi Len Levin “I will not punish their daughters for loose behavior, Nor their daughters-in-law for infidelity, For they themselves turn aside with whores And sacrifice with prostitutes” … Continue reading »

 

Bemidbar 5778

May 17, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Seeing Those We Overlook A D’var Torah for Bemidbar by Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) When we study our Torah portions, we often notice what’s missing, what’s not said. What happens during the three days between the time God tells Abraham … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Yitro, 5778

February 2, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Yitro by Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD   As I write this, I am thinking of a particular moment in my life, when I was about to lead a large ceremony.  A few years prior at … Continue reading »