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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rabbi-ron-fish D’var Torah: Rabbi Ron Fish (Yitro)
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We have arrived. We survived a midnight flight from Pharaoh and slavery.  Soon after the cries of Egypt began to…

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D’var Torah: Cantor Michael McCloskey (Beshalach)
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The Passover Seder: The Holiness of Play וְהִגַּדְתָּ֣ לְבִנְךָ֔ בַּיּ֥וֹם הַה֖וּא לֵאמֹ֑ר בַּעֲב֣וּר זֶ֗ה עָשָׂ֤ה יְהוָה֙ לִ֔י בְּצֵאתִ֖י מִמִּצְרָֽיִם: And…

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ilana-pic-2016 D’var Torah: Rabbi Ilana Garber ’91 (Bo)
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Where is God? This is a question we’ve all likely asked on more than one occasion. Where was God during…

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rabbi-ira-korinow D’var Torah: Rabbi Ira Korinow (Va’era)
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Parashat Va-era – Exodus from Egypt: Fact or Fiction? by Rabbi Ira Korinow Last week when we began reading the…

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D’var Torah: Rabbi Michael Swarttz (Vayehi)
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What’s So Special about Ephraim and Manesseh? Parashat Vayechi brings the book of Genesis, as well as the Patriarchal/Matriarchal period,…

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