Shmot

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 »

 

Parashat Bo 5779

January 11, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Bo By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) In this week’s Torah portion, Bo, we are in the midst of the dramatic story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, when they go from slavery to freedom. Because … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’era 5779

January 4, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Hearing more voices in the Passover story A D’var Totah for Parashat Va’era By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) The story of the enslavement of Jewish people in Egypt is perhaps one of the most powerful stories within the entire Torah. … Continue reading »