D’vrei Torah

A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.

Yitro: The Power of Revelation

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The portion for this week is easily one of the most important in all of Judaism. Not only does it contain the Revelation at Mt. Sinai, but, it formms the foundation of the [Read more...]

Beshalach: That Long, Winding Road

January 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

I remember the day I was ordained. My friends and I stood there, freshly minted rabbis, our careers well planned out. We had prepared for this day and our future! Funny, as [Read more...]

Bo: A Darkness One Can Touch

January 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

This week we read of the final plagues brought upon Egypt as we prepare ourselves for the Exodus. Pharaoh’s heart is hardened but he still refuses. As things evolve, we [Read more...]

Va-era: What Is Stopping You?

January 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Our Torah moves on this Shabbat to an interesting series of scenes. There is dialogue between God and Moses regarding Moses’s call to go to Pharoah. The reluctant Moses [Read more...]

Vayigash: Joseph: I am Your Father!

December 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

This portion, Vayigash, is one of the most profound and meaningful readings of the year. It continues the Joseph cycle and, in a dramatic scene, Joseph confronts his brothers [Read more...]

Miketz: What Are We Hungry For?

December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

This portion, which begins in Genesis 41, finds Joseph having risen to a position of power and influence. His economic policies have allowed Egypt to deal with an encroaching [Read more...]
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