D’var Torah: Rabbi Rebecca Weinstein (Metzora)
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This past fall, my husband Dan and I moved into our first home. When we bought our home we knew…

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12155_10101034329068193_2109195832_n (1) D’var Torah: Rabbi Ravid Tilles (Tazria)
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This week we read the portion of Tazria, which furthers the themes of the preceding chapters of Leviticus: purity and impurity….

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D’var Torah: Esther Rosi-Kessel (Shemini)
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My parsha, Parshat Shemini, in the book of Leviticus, begins with the inauguration of the Mishkan, the traveling Tabernacle. During…

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MazaL TOV! CONGRA Schechter Students Receive High Honors!
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Several teams representing Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary…

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Jacob_Pinnolis_19 D’var Torah: Jacob Pinnolis (Tzav)
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There is a striking repetition near the opening of Tsav, this week’s parashah, as the work of the priests is…

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elan-babchuck D’var Torah: Rabbi Elan Babchuck (Vayikra)
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As the book of Vayikra begins, we read that God calls out to Moses in order to give him instructions to share…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi William Hamilton (Pekudei)
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Effort Counts The book Difficult Conversations points out something fascinating about how we appraise effort. We are more interested in…

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D’var Torah: Naomi Carr-Gloth (Vayakhel)
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This week’s Torah portion is Vayakhel. Almost the entire parshah focuses on the building of the mishkan, or Tabernacle  –…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Donald M. Splansky (Tetzaveh)
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In Jacob ibn Habib’s introduction to his anthology of Talmudic midrashim, Ein Ya’akov, he records an early rabbinic disagreement about…

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D’var Torah: David Bernat (Terumah)
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  Terumah (Exodus, 25:1-27:19) inaugurates a narrative cycle devoted to the construction of the Mishkan, the mobile sanctuary that anchors…

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