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Divrei Torah Videos archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayechi

    ‘While all deaths are sad, not all are tragic’ One of our rules in our leining, our Torah reading, is that we don’t conclude an Aliyah on a sad
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayigash

    Integration, not assimilation.  In Parshat Vayigash we read how Yosef had just revealed his true identity to his brothers. They were stunned into silence. And then, he said to them
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Mikeitz

    ‘Thank God for forgetfulness’ The ‘Shesh Zechirot’ are the 6 commandments of the Torah, which call upon us to recall key biblical events of the past. Zechirah, ‘remembrance’, is
  • D’var Torah: Chanukah

    If God didn’t command us to light Chanukah candles – who did? During the festival of Chanukah, we kindle the lights with much joy and recite the Beracha, Asher Kidishanu
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayishlach

    In war, there are no winners. Parashat Vayishlach describes Yaakov’s feelings just before his fateful encounter with his twin brother Eisav – Vayirah Yaakov Meod Vayeizer Lo, Yaakov was
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayeitzei

    How is it possible for ‘seven years’ to be like ‘a few days’? We are told how Yaakov worked for seven long years for the hand of Rachel in marriage.
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Toldot

    What is true love? There was a sharp dispute between Yitzchak and Rivka with regard to their twin sons. Between the love that Yitzchak had for Eisav on the one
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Chayei Sarah

    From Eliezer we learn, God helps those who live their entire life in order to help others. Our sages teach, Gadol Sichatam Shel Avdei Avot Betorotam Shel Banim – the
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayeira

    Can we celebrate miracles no matter the circumstances? I once wrote an article about the miraculous escape of a Chassidishe Rebbe during the Holocaust. After that, I was contacted by
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Lech Lecha

    It isn’t just about the destination, the journey counts as well.  At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, we have details of the epic journey that Avraham and Sarah made