Shmot

Parashat Va’era 5780

January 22, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Va’era By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) Parashat Va’era begins with a continuation of the interaction between God and Moses from last week’s parasha. This week’s conversation seems to be a “do-over”, perhaps the result of God’s … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shemot 5780

January 16, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Antisemitism Then and Now A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemot By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) There is a gnawing question that has plagued many commentators, as we witness in this week’s Torah portion, what could be referred to as the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Pekudei 5779

March 7, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A Bell and a Pomegranate  A D’var Torah for Parashat Pekudei By Rabbi Jill Hammer A few months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Rubin Museum of Art in southern Manhattan, which displays items from the cultures of … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayakhel 5779

March 1, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayakhel By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) In this week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel, the Israelites finally get to do something. Something sanctioned, something that is approved—in fact, instructed—by God through Moses. Moses has received the detailed … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Ki Tissa 5779

February 21, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

What is a Half Shekel Worth? A D’var Torah for Parashat Ki Tissa By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) About three years ago, a mysterious envelope with no return address arrived on my desk. I opened it cautiously, slowly pulling out … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Tetzavah 5779

February 13, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

  A D’var Torah for Parashat Tetzavah By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) I imagine that I am like many people who read Terumah and Tetzavah – last week’s and this week’s Torah portions – with a mixture of frustration and … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Terumah 5779

February 8, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Terumah By Cantor Sandy Horowitz (’14) V’asu li mikdash v’shakhanti b’tokham “And they shall make for Me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst” Exodus 25:8 Some people require periods of solitude in … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Mishpatim 5779

January 31, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

We the People, in Covenant with God A D’var Torah for Parashat Mishpatim By Rabbi Len Levin “And these are the rules that you shall set before them.” (Exodus 21:1) Who are the them before whom God instructs Moses to … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Yitro 5779

January 24, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Yitro By Rabbi Matthew Goldstone At the beginning of this week’s parasha Moses’ father-in-law, Yitro, hears of “all that God had done for Moses and the Israelites” (Exod. 18:1) and he brings Moses’ wife and … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Beshallah 5779

January 18, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’car Torah for Parashat Beshallah By Rabbi David Evan Markus It’s an occupational hazard. We clergy so delight in bringing Torah to life and liturgy to life that we might unashamedly “geek out” – especially when we do both at … Continue reading »