Tag archive for "Parashat Hashavua"

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Parashat Mikeitz: Some Hanukkah Thoughts on “Not by Might, Not by Power”

1 Comment 13 December 2017

In this week’s dvar Torah, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom considers the words of the prophet Zachariah, read in synagogue each year on Shabbat Hanukkah. Continue Reading

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Parashat Vayishlach: The Embrace between Esau & Jacob

1 Comment 29 November 2017

Reconciliation between Jacob and Esau seemed unlikely, but it happened nevertheless. In his dvar Torah to Parashat Vaylishlach, Rabbi Ron Kronish encourages us to remember that even when peace seems so distant, reconciliation is indeed possible. Continue Reading

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Parashat VaYetze: Moving Forward in Solidarity & Commitment

1 Comment 22 November 2017

To many, Leah’s story is shrouded in sadness. In this week’s commentary to Parashat VaYetze, Rabbi Gail Diamond shows us what we can learn from Leah about spiritual activism and solidarity work. Continue Reading

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Parashat Toldot: Brothers together & apart

No Comments 16 November 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Toldot, Rabbi Shmuel Reuven Shaish explores the rocky relationship between Jacob and Esau, a dynamic we see play out in numerous examples across history. Despite the divergence between the brothers, the Torah reminds us of the common source connecting us all.

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Parashat Chayei Sarah: Bringing Healing

No Comments 09 November 2017

In her commentary to Parashat Chayei Sarah, Rabbi Miri Gold highlights the good deeds of Isaac and Ishmael in promoting healing within their family, and the importance of exercising our right as a society to choose our leaders wisely. 

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Parashat Va’eira: The Aspiration for Justice & Righteousness in Abraham’s Legacy

1 Comment 02 November 2017

In Parashat Va’eira, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann locates the first human rights activist in human history who strives to protect a vulnerable minority group in a society ruled by the wicked. Thousands of years later, the responsibility to do good continues to be a challenge we must be willing to take on. Continue Reading

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Parashat Lech Lecha: Go to Yourself

No Comments 26 October 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Lech Lecha, Rabbi Mordechai Goldberg challenges us to consider the journey Abraham undertook when he answered God’s call. Perhaps this journey is one which every one of us must endeavor to take, not only for our own good, but for the benefit of all. Continue Reading

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Parashat Noach: The rainbow’s diversity of unity

No Comments 18 October 2017

In Raanan Mallek’s Dvar Torah to Parashat Noach, he draws not only from Jewish sources but also from the modern disciplines of physics and literature to make an appeal for religious tolerance.  Continue Reading

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Parashat Bereshit: S/He Who Spoke and Humanity Came to Be

No Comments 10 October 2017

In his Dvar Torah to Parashat Bereshit, Dr. Shaiya Rothberg challenges us to think deeply and honestly about what it truly means to be humans created in the image of God. Continue Reading

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Parashat HaShavua for Shabbat Shuva: A Happy New Year Begins with Shopping

No Comments 19 September 2017

Shabbat Shuva is the Shabbat that falls during the ten days of repentance separating Rosh Hashannah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur. In his commentary, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom reminds us how we must continue to seek strength not only from our own tradition, but also from the global community.

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