D’vrei Torah

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

A Passover Lesson From The Haggadah

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

We take a break from the weekly Torah cycle to welcome Passover. As you know, the Hagaddah is the central vehicle for telling our story. The richness and variety of Jewish [Read more...]

Tzav: Cleaning Our Soul?

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week’s portion, “Tzav”, begins in Leviticus 6 and details types of sacrifices that were to be brought to the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. The portion [Read more...]

Vayikra and the Small Aleph

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

And so, this Shabbat, we come to the beginning of the great Book of Leviticus. We settle in for discussions of law and ritual. In traditional schools, it is customary for [Read more...]

Tetzaveh: We Are The Light!

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week we deal with detailed instructions for the creation of the tablernacle. The opening verse of the portion instructs us to bring beaten oil of olives “for [Read more...]

Terumah: Bring Me Gifts

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

With this Torah portion, “Terumah”, we go deeply into a first set if instructions concerning the construction of the Ark. No detail is spared here and other [Read more...]
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