Dvarim

Parashat Nitzavim 5778

September 6, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Nitzavim by Rabbi Heidi Hoover (AJR ’11) Week after week we wrestle with the Torah, often trying to figure out where the women are, how to deal with this God who seems often punishing and violent, … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tavo 5778

August 30, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tavo by Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) One of the sublime joys of studying at AJR is experiencing tefillah in its community – especially at Retreat. Being in a room with 70 or 80 people, each … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Teitzei 5778

August 23, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Restoring What Has Been Lost A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Teitzei by Rabbi Rena Kieval (’06) When life gets busy, with many distractions, I have a tendency to misplace objects: my keys, my cell phone, or a piece of mail … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shoftim

August 15, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Our Lips as Gates of Justice A D’var Torah for Parashat Shoftim by Rabbi Irwin Huberman ’10   I’ve often wondered why the Torah devotes so much effort towards commanding the Jewish people to establish judges and officers within its communal … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Re’eh 5778

August 8, 2018 | Filed in: D'var Shirah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Re’eh By Rabbi Isaac Mann For this week’s d’var Torah on parashat Re’eh, I would like to share with you some homiletic interpretations that pertain to the mitzvah of tzedakah (roughly translated as “charity”) and … Continue reading »

 

Eikev 5778

August 3, 2018 | Filed in: D'var Shirah, Dvarim

A D’Var Torah for Parashat Eikev By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) “Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody It haunted me from the start Something inside of me started a symphony Zing! Went the strings of my … Continue reading »

 

Va’ethanan 5778

July 26, 2018 | Filed in: D'var Shirah, Dvarim

The Paradox of Faces A D’var Torah for Va’ethanan By Rabbi Jill Hammer This parashah is a second telling of the wilderness revelation:  a remix of Sinai, if you will.  Our parashah is a part of the long speech Moses … Continue reading »

 

Devarim 5778

July 19, 2018 | Filed in: D'var Shirah, Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Call for Spiritual Rebirth A Dvar Torah for Devarim By Len Levin “How [eikhah] can I bear alone your trouble, your burden, your quarrel?” (Deut. 1:12) A paradox. Deuteronomy is the sunniest, most radiant and optimistic book of the Torah. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tavo

September 6, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

In this week’s Torah portion we are witness to a grand ritual – a dramatization depicting the landscape of choices within which we all reside, at all times. One half of the Israelite tribes are told to stand on Mt. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tetze

August 31, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

by Rabbi Isaac Mann Parashat Ki Tetze is replete with laws and regulations, some of which are found elsewhere in the Torah and some of which are partially or completely new. It would appear that the section towards the end … Continue reading »