Tagged ‘Vayikra’

Parashat Vayikra 5778

March 15, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Vayikra Rabbi Bruce Alpert, ’11 Egg yolks, oil, water, flour, sugar and yeast.  For nearly twenty years I have been adding these ingredients to my bread machine on Friday morning.  When I return home in … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 29, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Len Levin Moses: A Leader with a Small Ego A Dvar Torah for Vayikra There are two peculiarities in the opening of Leviticus that elude the English reader. The first is that the first clause is missing a … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 18, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Isaac Mann With many of us glued to the news at a time when we are trying to decide who should be our next leader, it may come as a surprise that this week’s Torah portion, which deals … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 18, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Isaac Mann In chapter 4 of this week’s Torah reading, we have four categories of people who sinned unknowingly and who have to bring some kind of sin offering (korban hatat) as a result. The Torah describes in … Continue reading »

 

Parashat VaYikra

March 3, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Give it up! Harold Ramis, the actor/director/screenwriter of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, just died. May his memory be for a blessing. His movies treat the absurd with earnest seriousness. They are works of comic genius. While discussing Groundhog Day he … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 22, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

by Rabbi Sanford Olshansky Many American Jews say they don’t like ritual. Nevertheless, most of us are creatures of ritual, although we may call it habit.We have rituals for how we begin our day and prepare for work, whether or … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 10, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Cantor Jacklyn Chernett Leviticus, or Torat Kohanim, from the beginning, seems like an endless list of intricate sacrifices, the concept of which is almost anathema to us in our time. The sacrificial cult is difficult for us to comprehend. … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 18, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Vayikra By Susan Elkodsi Parashat Vayikra begins, “And the Lord called to Moses from the Tent of meeting,” and told him to speak to the people about presenting offerings to God. Given its explicit and detailed instructions for these … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 25, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Towards a MacroCosmic View of Leviticus By Molly Karp “God called to Moshe and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them “When a person from among them would … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayikra

March 18, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Mark Getman Vayikra (Leviticus) is the name not only of this week’s parashah, but also of the entire third book of the Torah. Though the book has much to say about the sacrificial system, it also teaches us how … Continue reading »