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Divrei Torah

Bereyshit Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 127
Hebrew Text Full of Untranslatable Resonances Dannin
Kaplan on Creation: An Explanation of Jewish Mission Scult
Malachim Dannin
Not "How" but "Why" Eron
Shabbat and Holiness Pik-Nathan
No'ah Genesis 6:9 - 11:32 127
Symbolism of Rainbows Cohen
The Computer of Babel Waskow
Leh-Leha Genesis 12:1 - 17:27 126
"Be a Blessing" Pik-Nathan
"Ger" (Stranger/Convert) Cohen
Abraham and His Commitment to Judaism Kalenberg
Abraham the Warrior Eron
Avraham, Happiness, and God's Open Hand Dannin
Being a Member of the Jewish People Cohen
Vayera Genesis 18:1 - 22:24 127
Akeidat Yitzchak/Akeidat Uri Masters
Bound Faith Pik-Nathan
The destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah Pik-Nathan
The Sins of Sodom Eron
Hayey Sarah Genesis 23:1 - 25:18 105
Abraham's Second Life Eron
Filling in the Missing Pieces of Sarah's Life Bolton
Holy Places Eron
Sarah's Death in the Wake of the Binding Gluskin
The Life of Sarah Pik-Nathan
Toldot Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 106
His Father's Wells Eron
Isaac - Digger of Wells Dannin
Questioning Jacob's and Rebeka's Behavior Gluskin
Seize the Opportunity Haimowitz
Vayetzey Genesis 28:10 - 32:3 127
Connecting with the Divine Pik-Nathan
In This Place, In This Moment Dannin
Meeting Angels Eron
The Divine Plan Cohen
What God Promised Dannin
Vayishlah Genesis 32:4 - 36:43 127
Connecting the Dots Dannin
Discarding Alien Gods Eron
My Brother's Keeper Eron
Reconciliation and Change Cohen
The Blessing of Brothers Pik-Nathan
The Legacy of Yisrael Pik-Nathan
Wrestling with ..... Pik-Nathan
Vayeshev Genesis 37:1 - 40:23 112
First Born Sons Cohen
Joseph, Part 1 Pik-Nathan
On Being Ready Pik-Nathan
Tamar and Judah Dannin
Tamar the Hidden Dannin
Miketz Genesis 41:1 - 44:17 127
Jews-By-Choice: Asenath and Ruth Eron
Joseph, the Favorite Son Bolton
Vayigash Genesis 44:18 - 47:27 106
Desire and Fear Dannin
Judah Pik-Nathan
Prophets and Sages Eron
Reconciliation Eron
United We Stand Cohen
Vayhi Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 85
Birthright and Brotherhood Pik-Nathan
Jacob's Final Dream Pik-Nathan
Life Beyond Death Eron
The Danger of Religious Fanaticism Greene
The Goal of Life Eron
Shemot Exodus 1:1 - 6:1 124
"Blessed is the One Who is the Breath of Life" Waskow
Adjusting to New Narratives Gluskin
Being Trapped in Our Own Lies Eron
Moshe Lobb
To Know Pik-Nathan
Why Slavery? Pik-Nathan
Va'era Exodus 6:2 - 9:35 121
Making God Appear in Our Lives and Through Our Lives Dannin
Moses' Double Mission Eron
Speaking vs. Listening Pik-Nathan
The Other Side of Slavery Dannin
Two Prophets on Self-Deification Cohen
What's in a name? Pik-Nathan
Bo Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 106
Ad Bo-eina Shama - Until We Are There Dannin
Commitment and Continuity Schein
Defining Boundaries Cohen
Diversity Makes Us Stronger Rosen
From Slavery to Freedom - For All Bolton
Humility vs. Humiliation Pik-Nathan
Redeeming God's Wrath - A Poem Greene
The Sign of Courage Eron
Beshalah Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 116
Faith and Doubt Eron
It's Reassuring: Number of Jews Can Increase as Well as Shrink Schein
Jewish Continuity and the origins of "Ben Hur" Mendelsohn
Joyful, Soulful, Prayer Greene
Sinai and Mitzvot Seidman
The Singing of the Oppressed Pik-Nathan
Walking with Joseph’s Bones Dannin
Yitro Exodus 18:1 - 20:26 75
"Hearing" the "Voice" of God Cohen
Jews Struggle with Unity, Challenges of Membership Schein
Online Interactive Study Guide for Parashat Yitro Gluskin
Words of God Pik-Nathan
Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 - 24:18 118
A Vision of the God of Israel Schuman
Approaching Torah Pik-Nathan
Filling the Earth With God's Presence Dannin
Having Yourselves Been Slaves in Egypt Eron
Jewish Tradition and Slavery Schein
Ordering Chaos Cohen
The Gift of Freedom Pik-Nathan
Terumah Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 96
Blueprint for a Full Jewish Life Schein
Building the Tabernacle Cohen
Do you want to be a millionaire? Eron
God is the Architect, We Are the Builders Cohen
The Golden Calf and the Mishkan Pik-Nathan
Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20 - 30:10 101
A D'var Torah for Parashat Tetzaveh Mendelsohn
Connecting the Ner Tamid and Amalek Pik-Nathan
Creating Sacred Space Bolton
Dress of the High Priest had Deep Meanings Dannin
Forever is Forever Dannin
On Holding High Jewish Office: Do Clothes Make the Man? Schein
Purification Before Performing Rituals Cohen
Why Moses Did Not Become a Priest Pik-Nathan
Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11 - 34:35 127
Dualism Cohen
Grounded Engagement Connects Us To Infinite Joy Dannin
The Promise of Forgiveness Eron
The Torah as Puzzle: You Can Rearrange the Parts Schein
Trying to Limit the Divine - the Sin of the Golden Calf Eron
Two Sides of the Golden Calf Pik-Nathan
Vayakhel Exodus 35:1 - 38:20 122
Capacity to Receive is A Limited Resource Gluskin
Reconstructing the Prohibitions of Shabbat Pik-Nathan
The Giving Heart of the "Gangs of Washington" Schein
The Greatest Miracle Eron
Pekudey Exodus 38:21 - 40:38 92
Journeying From the Personal to the Communal Greene
Our Appointed Tasks Eron
Shadows Pik-Nathan
Vision is Important in Guiding Our Work Schein
Vayikra Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26 111
Drawing Close to Sacrifice Dannin
Insights from Leviticus Cohen
Leviticus - A Spiritual Guidebook Eron
Our Words And Prayers Are All We Need To Connect With The Divine Esserman
Shabbat Zahor -- Reconstructing Amalek Via Hasidism Zevit
Structure Pik-Nathan
Where Does the Spirit of Sacrifice Take Us? Schein
Tzav Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36 97
Olah, Zevach Shelamim and Iraq Pik-Nathan
The Ascending Heart Schein
The Thanksgiving Offering Eron
Shemini Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47 91
And God Blessed Nadav and Abihu Dannin
Respecting Boundaries Cohen
Strange Fire ... a Midrashic Reconstruction on Nadav and Avihu Pik-Nathan
Tazri'a Leviticus 12:1 - 13:59 67
Illness: Banishment or Empathy? Eron
Reconstructing Biblical Views on Impurity Following Childbirth Dannin
Sickness, Separation and Openings Dannin
Tzara'at and Impurity Pik-Nathan
Metzora Leviticus 14:1 - 15:33 90
Does Historical Accuracy of Religious Texts Matter? Seidman
Finding Healing in Separation Pik-Nathan
Sins of Emission? Dannin
Tzara'at and Selfishness Cohen
Aharey Mot Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30 80
Between Death and Death Dannin
Blood Dannin
Comparing Conservative and Reconstructionist Approaches in Dealing with Leviticus' Prohibition on Male-Male Sex Nestel
Ethical Mitzvot Pik-Nathan
Shabbat HaGadol Cohen
Warnings Cohen
Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27 64
What Ethical and Moral Standards to We Need Today? Weissler
Wholiness Pik-Nathan
Emor Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23 124
Collection of Brief Comments/Art from a TorahQuest Encounter Gluskin
Behar Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2 57
Land Hirsh
Poverty Cohen
Thinking, Speaking, and Acting: the Braid of Social Responsibility Millas
Behukotay Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34 78
"If You Follow My Laws..." Cohen
Blessings and Curses Eron
Walking in God's Ways Pik-Nathan
What is 'Herem" (Proscribed)? Cohen
Bemidbar Numbers 1:1 - 4:20 127
Marriage Cohen
Nachshon ben Aminadav Pik-Nathan
Naso Numbers 4:21 - 7:89 127
Holy Isolation Cohen
The Nazirite Hirsh
The True Honor Eron
Beha'aloteha Numbers 8:1 - 12:16 127
Be Careful What You Wish For Stein
Just A Little Prayer Will Do Eron
Miriam Pik-Nathan
The Hidden Meaning Cohen
Shelah Numbers 13:1 - 15:41 119
The Reminder of Tzitzit Pik-Nathan
Tzitzit Hirsh
Korah Numbers 16:1 - 18:32 95
Destruction and Creation Pik-Nathan
Leadership Pik-Nathan
What is "community"? Cohen
Who Has the Authority to Change Judaism? Hirsh
Why Did Korah Rebel? Bolton
Hukat Numbers 19:1 - 22:1 87
On Being A Paradox Jew Cohen
The Red Heifer Dannin
The Well of Tradition and Miriam's Well Eron
Balak Numbers 22:2 - 25:9 104
A Curse Turned Blessing Dannin
Balaam Recognizes the One God Hirsh
Pinhas Numbers 25:10 - 30:1 127
Egalitarianism Pik-Nathan
The Tragedy of Pinhas Lobb
The World of Silence Cohen
Transitioning Leadership Hirsh
Matot Numbers 30:2 - 32:42 112
The Importance of Re-Reading Torah Hirsh
Masey Numbers 33:1 - 36:13 127
Personalizing the Epic Narrative Eron
Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22 105
"Rav Lakh" Pik-Nathan
Shabbat Hazon Hirsh
Va'ethanan Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11 122
"It Reached No Further" Cohen
Our Sustaining Hope Eron
Shabbat Nahamu Hirsh
The Ten Commandments Stern
Tisha B'Av Bolton
Ekev Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25 111
"If I were a rich man..." Eron
Living the Good Life Dannin
Rewards and Blessing Eron
Re'eh Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17 126
"Be Happy!" Mendelsohn
Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9 97
Ancient Debate Lobb
Examining Justifications for the State of Israel Nestel
Melech Ha-Olam, Sovereign of All Eron
Think Like a Lawyer Dannin
Ki Tetzey Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19 110
Honest Weights and Measures Eron
It Just Isn't So! Eron
Ownership of Property, Returning Lost Property Pik-Nathan
What is the purpose of observing mitzvot? Cohen
Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8 122
Consequences Bolton
First Fruits Pik-Nathan
Serving God in Gladness Eron
Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20 40
Choose Life Pik-Nathan
Standing Together in Covenant Cohen
Vayeleh Deuteronomy 31:1 - 30 30
You Should Live to Be 120 Eron
Ha'azinu Deuteronomy 32:1 - 52 52
Between a Rock and a Hard Place Dannin
Rosh Hashanah
Being Part of the Universe Scult
God and People Mutually Accountable Gluskin
Our Akeidah, Our Binding Dannin
The Akeida: Questions of Sacrifice Nestel
Why on earth are we here? Pik-Nathan
Yom Kippur
Eleh Ezkarah -- Sacrifice and Martyrdom Eron
Future Prayer Dannin
Goat's Journey Helps Us to See Ourselves Gluskin
Let's Not Follow Noah's Example: A Call to Action Zimmerman
On Jonah and More: Getting Perspective in Order to Repent Dannin
Unetanah Tokef - In the Wake of the Decree Frankel
Walking the Walk: The Sacred Art of Energy Conservation Rosen
Sukkot
Reconstructionist Sukkot
Sukkot: Yom Kippur's Counterbalance Cohen
Shemini Atzeret
Taking Down the Sukkah; Thoughts for the Day After Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Eron
Simchat Torah
Moses Died With a Promised Land Dannin
Hanukah
December and Dedication Spitzer
How to Light the Hanukkah Menora and Sing the Blessings Eisenstat
The United States of Hanukah Segar
Three Reasons Cohen
Purim
Challenging Distinctions: The Purim Enigma Segar
Four Lessons We Learn from Purim Tepperman
Learning to Use Our Power for Good: Reflecting on Purim Eron
Let's Reconstruct Purim to Become a Celebration of Feminism Carr
Purim's Messianic Message Eron
Unpacking Amalek Moise
Pesah
Circles and Cycles: The Never-Ending Cycle of the Jewish Year Pik-Nathan
Family at the Root of Passover Commandments Seidman
Hassal Siddur Pesach
Kiddush for Passover
The Miracle of Freedom Goldsmith
The Tension Between Law and Redemption on Passover Gluskin
Shavuot
Ruth, the First Convert Hirsh
The Omer Song Stein, Spitzer, Raphael
Tisha b'Av
The Modern Meaning of Tisha b'Av Eron