Dvarim

Parashat Ha’azinu 5780

October 11, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ha’azinu By Rabbi Isaac Mann Moses’ final message to the assembled Israelite people came in the form of a poetic song (shirah) that described in brief the spiritual history of their relationship with the Almighty. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayeilekh 5780

October 3, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeilekh By Rabbi David Markus Rosh Hashanah brings a spiritual lag between the year’s reboot and Torah’s reboot, like our northern latitude’s seasonal lag between sun angle and temperature. This spiritual lag raises two questions. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Nitzavim 5779

September 26, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Nitzavim By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) In this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim, Moses speaks to the Israelites of the covenant between them and God. He emphasizes that every person in their society is a party … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tavo 5779

September 20, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

Coming of the Messiah: Sooner or Later? A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tavo By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) Perhaps no Jewish themed text has been more quoted in recent times than the 1971 theater production, Fiddler on the Roof. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tetzei 5779

September 13, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tetzei By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) As a rabbinical student, I attended a lecture taught by a sofer – a scribe – who demonstrated for us some of the tools he used in creating … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shoftim 5779

September 6, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Shoftim By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) “Return to Me”. As I was folding my food-delivery bag I saw those printed words on the bottom. The actual words were “Return Me” (a message for the sake of sustainability) … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Re’eh 5779

August 29, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

There Never Was an Idolatrous City A D’var Torah for Parashat Re’eh By Rabbi Len Levin “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse.” (Deut. 11:26) “I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Eikev 5779

August 23, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Eikev By Rabbi Isaac Mann In the beginning of this week’s Torah reading we have two references to the manna (man in Hebrew) that sustained the Israelites in the desert for forty years as a … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’ethanan 5779

August 16, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

  A D’var Torah for Parashat Va’ethanan By Rabbi David Markus It’s fitting that the “Jewish greatest hits” of Parashat Va’ethanan come immediately after Tisha b’Av. After our spiritual calendar’s lowest day, Torah promises that anyone who seeks God with … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Devarim 5779

August 9, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Dvarim

A D’var Torah for Parashat Devarim By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) Devarim is the first significant word of this week’s Torah portion, and therefore it gives the Torah portion its name. Because this week is the first portion in the … Continue reading »