D’var Torah: Rabbi Rebecca Weinstein (Chukat)
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A story I heard tells the following: “There once was a farmer whose cart had become stuck in a deep,…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Danielle Eskow (Korach)
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  You know you have had a really tough year when reading Parashat Korach feels like you are reading The…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Gilbert S. Rosenthal (Be’haalotcha)
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A LIGHT TO THE WORLD   There are several symbols for Judaism—all familiar to you, I’m certain. The Magen David,…

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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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