ilana-pic-2016 D’var Torah: Rabbi Ilana Garber ’91 (Naso)
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How can our Torah include the ordeal of the Sotah, the suspected adulteress? How do we “stomach” (pardon the pun)…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Elan Babchuck ’96
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Once-in-a-Decade Revelations Every year at Shavuot, Jewish communities all around the world celebrate the giving of Torah with raucous gatherings,…

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D’var Torah: Dr. Jonah Hassenfeld (Behar-Bechukotai)
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In this week’s parsha, we learn that, in ancient Israel, Jews did own slaves. Although this might be disturbing to…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Michael Swarttz (Emor)
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Emor: Sanctifying and Profaning God’s Name Two concepts that embody the highest standards of Jewish ethics have their origin in…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Ed Gelb
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The Wisdom of Ted Lasso and The Power of Belief I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of believing…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Benjamin Samuels (Tazria-Metzora)
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Parshat Tazria-Metzora: Turning A House into a Jewish Home Just the other day, a contractor friend of mine was telling me…

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D’var Torah: Naomi Zaslow (Shemini)
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This week’s parsha finds us still in the desert, with tragedy marring an otherwise joyous scene. In Vayikra Chapter Nine, Aaron brings a Shalamim offering to…

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D’var Torah: Dan Savitt (Tzav)
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Sacrifices & Contemporary Society: Never the Twain Shall Meat? (Parashat Tzav) It is customary to begin a child’s Torah studies…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Rachel Silverman (Vayikra)
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Last Friday marked 365 days of this pandemic. My kids’ school closed on March 12, 2020 and, like schools all…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Marcia R. Plumb (Vayakhel- Pikudei)
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שֵׁ֣שֶׁת יָמִים֮ תֵּעָשֶׂ֣ה מְלָאכָה֒ וּבַיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֗י יִהְיֶ֨ה לָכֶ֥ם קֹ֛דֶשׁ שַׁבַּ֥ת שַׁבָּת֖וֹן לַיהוָ֑ה כָּל־הָעֹשֶׂ֥ה ב֛וֹ מְלָאכָ֖ה יוּמָֽת׃  On six days work…

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