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manny's d'var torah - parshat Sh'lach l'cha

02/08/2023 07:38:27 PM


In my Torah portion, Parashat Sh’lach L’cha, which is found in the book of Numbers, chapter 13: verses 21-33, the Jews have escaped from Egypt and are now coming across the desert to the promised land, or the Land of Israel. G-d tells Moses to send scouts into Israel, a representative from...Read more...

zeke's d'var torah - parshat bechukotai

02/08/2023 07:28:32 PM


Have you ever done something simply out of fear? For example, not doing homework because of fear of getting a bad grade, or doing a chore because you don’t want to get in trouble with your parents, face consequences, or having fear of a bad reputation. Not doing things one...Read more...

ben's d'var torah - parshat Beha'alotcha

02/08/2023 07:26:09 PM


My portion ( Beha’alotcha ) is from chapter 8 verses 1-12 the book of Numbers, which is the fourth book of the torah. The name means the mounting of the menorah. Some of the things that happen in my Torah portion include how to create the seven branch menorah and how to...Read more...

etta's d'var torah - parshat acharei mot

07/07/2022 03:42:26 PM


Don’t we have a lot to talk about today! The Torah, from which I read today, is also called the 5 Books of Moses. In the Jewish religion, we read the Torah over the course of the Jewish year; starting with Genesis and moving on through Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and...Read more...

Tzedek's D'var torah - parshat vayetzei

11/19/2021 10:57:33 PM


Parashat Vayetzei | Leo Baeck College  

My Torah portion is Vayetzei and is from Genesis 28:10-32:3.  In it, Jacob traveled to Haran in search of his uncle Laban. On the way there, he has a dream about angels...Read more...

Cyrus's D'var torah - parshat toldot

11/19/2021 10:51:37 PM


5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Toldot - From the Rebbe's Talks -  Parshah

My Torah Portion is called Toldot in the book of Bereisheet/Genesis.  In my Torah Portion we are...Read more...

Ruby's Devar Torah parshat lech lecha

10/21/2021 06:49:49 AM


Table for Five: Lech Lecha

The oppression of the Israelites by the Pharaoh of Egypt was a tortuous time, the idea of slavery itself is horrific, and yet Abraham’s reaction was indifferent. You...Read more...

Ben's D'var Torah - parshat Lech Lecha

10/21/2021 06:45:47 AM


Parsha Lech-Lecha | Go Forth and Circumcise - Without A Path

In our Torah portion Lech Lecha, we learn about the covenant God made with Abram, the change of Abram and Sarai's name, and the birth of Ishmael. At the beginning of the...Read more...

rebecca's d'var torah - parshat Chukat

07/16/2021 02:30:39 PM


Shabbat Shalom.  So, in my Torah portion, God spoke to Moses and Aaron and told them how to purify stuff. He said: “You need a red cow. Then, give it to the priest. He’ll brutally murder it and sprinkle its blood 7 times. Then, burn it, all of it, even its dung. Throw...Read more...

Noa & scarlett's Divrei torah parshat beha'alotcha

05/30/2021 05:32:38 PM


From Scarlett:   
Is complaining bad? That is a great question. Complaining happens a lot in the Torah and especially in my Torah portion here is what some rabbis have to say about complaining in my portion.

Rabbi Judah identifies the moment of...

joe's D'var Torah - parshat b'midbar

05/16/2021 05:22:58 PM


The portion I just chanted from the Book of Numbers is the first portion from that book and is called B’Midbar.  It opens by telling us that on the first day of the second month two years following the exodus from Egypt, G-d orders Moses to take a census. It is not a...Read more...

eliana's d'var torah - parshat vayetze

12/02/2020 02:41:16 PM


Thank you so much for spending some time with me this Saturday morning. I know some of you are still enjoying turkey and stuffing. For my part, I’ve had enough mashed potatoes to last two quarantines. Thank you to Cantor Paul and Saul in Florida and Ayelet and Rabbi David here...Read more...

Marley's d'var torah - parshat noach

11/05/2020 04:11:05 PM



My parshah, or Torah Portion, tells the story of Noah.  Most everyone knows the story of “Noah and the Ark”.  You know about the Ark, the great flood, and the animals that came on in twosie, twosies. Studying this parshah I learned that there is so much more to question...Read more...

Asa's d'var Torah - parshat re'eh

09/13/2020 12:46:14 PM



Today, I am going to talk with you about what it takes to build a strong community by taking care of each other,  especially in times of suffering.  In my Torah portion,  Parashat Re’eh,  Moses gives the people of Israel his...Read more...

ruby's d'var torah - parshat re'eh

08/11/2020 11:33:28 PM


The Torah refers to the five books of Moses, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The five books of Moses tell a story, the story of the creation of the world, the story of the Jews breaking free from the Egyptians and wandering the desert for 40 years before...Read more...

sammy's d'var torah - parshat Shelach Lecha

08/11/2020 11:27:33 PM


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My Torah portion which I just read, Shelach Lecha,...

samson's d'var torah - parshat naso

08/11/2020 11:26:40 PM


Today we gather to celebrate an ancient right of passage…..thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

There are many intersections of the past and present as evidenced by the word of the Torah and how closely they mirror current events.  Allow me to...Read more...

Lex's d'var torah - parshat b'midbar

06/04/2020 10:58:56 AM


This morning’s torah portion, B’Midbar, is the beginning of the Book of Numbers, the fourth book of the Torah. It starts out with God telling Moses that he needs to count the number of men over 20 years of age who are able to bear arms.  There is a debate among the Rabbis and Jewish...Read more...

Sydney's d'var Torah - parshat lech l'cha

11/25/2019 11:08:11 AM



Shabbat Shalom.

My torah portion, Lech L'cha, tells the story of Abraham leaving his land to go to Canaan. God calls upon Abraham and tells him to leave the land he lives in to go somewhere new, telling him he will bless him, and he will be a blessing. Abraham took with him...Read more...

Asher's d'var Torah - parshat Ki Teitzei

09/17/2019 12:46:16 PM


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This morning, I am a bar mitzvah or a Jewish adult and have read from the Torah.  This means I, Asher, am now ready to be your host of the webseries: Torah Alive.  Folks, get ready...Read more...

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