“Mikketz” (Gen 41:1 – 44:17)

In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph is in Pharaoh’s court. He has been elevated from being a poor Hebrew boy, a servant of the chief steward and being kept in prison, to being in charge of Pharaoh’s court and in charge of all the land of Egypt. Joseph attains this...

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“Tzav” by Louise Winheld

D’var Torah for Mar 26, 2016: “Tzav” [Lev 6:1 – 8:36] SHABBAT SHALOM! This week’s portion, called Tzav which means command or order, repeats with additional details the laws of sacrifices that were presented in last week’s Parashat Vayikra. In this week’s portion we learn about the sacrifices for the...

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Parashat:  Metzora Lev by Al Kohn

Presented by Al Kohn on 04/16/2016 This week’s Torah portion is Metzora (מצורע), a word that means “leper.” or “one being diseased.” The word appears in the second verse of the reading, which says, “This is the law concerning the leper when he is purified and placed under the jurisdiction...

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Korach by Al Kohn

Delivered June 2015 Korach, Dathan and Abiram, and 250 of the community, combined to oppose the authority of Moses and Aaron, saying to them: “You have gone too far! What right have you to set yourselves over the Lord’s people?” Upon hearing this, Moses said to Korach and his followers:”...

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Hayyei Sarah by Joe Nalven

Delivered: November 15, 2014 by Joe Nalven Parashah: Hayyei Sarah – Genesis 23.1-25.18 The title of this week’s parashat is The Life of Sarah, a life, which in its totality ends, as with us all, in our mortality — and a quest to find a burial place. It is also...

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Noach by Louise Winheld

Delivered: October 5, 2013 by Louise Winheld Parashat: Noach – Gen. 6:9-11:32 SHABBAT SHALOM! Have any of you heard of Michelle Obama? What about Eric Greitens? Barbara Van Dahlen? William McNulty? Jake Wood? You will, this morning. These are special people, as you can tell by my grouping them with...

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