Weekly Shabbat Message

  • Shabbat Bemidbar 5780 Dear Friends, Everyone learns differently. So again this Shabbat, my weekly message of Torah is coming at you in two formats. For those who prefer to read the written word, click here. Or, you can watch me deliver it by clicking here.  Each week, I think of music that relates to recent events, or the calendar, or the Torah portion. ...
  • Shabbat Behar/Behukotai 5780 Dear Friends, Everyone learns differently. So for this Shabbat, my weekly message of Torah is coming at you in two formats. For those who prefer to read the written word, click here. Or, you can watch me deliver it in For your musical enjoyment this week, here are a few songs that helped me through this week. David Byrne ...
  • Shabbat Emor 5780 Dear friends,   We are now at the midpoint of the month of Iyyar. Two months ago, it was Purim, our last full-scale public gathering before we began to shelter at home. You may have noticed that in recent Shabbat emails I have been counting the weeks of our physical separation consciously. In my Shabbat video dvar ...
  • Shabbat Shemini 5780 Dear Friends, I hope that you had a meaningful Pesah, and that you are enjoying hametz again in good health. We are entering what are known as the Israeli High Holy Days. This week, we commemorate Yom HaShoah veHagevurah; the following week, we will mourn for Israel’s fallen soliders and terror victims, and then celebrate her independence. ...
  • Shabbat Tzav/Hagadol 5780 Dear Friends, I hope that you are staying safe, and well, and managing as best as one can. You can find my dvar Torah for this Shabbat here. Since it’s longer in this format than my usual teaser, I am sending it as an attachment instead of in the body of this message. Since Elijah the Prophet is ...
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