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Divrei Torah Videos archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Eikev

    When people call you ‘a chip off the old block’, would you believe that the precedent for this phrase lies in this week’s haftarah? In his D’var Torah for this
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Va’etchanan

    The Shema is undoubtedly one of the most important prayers in the Jewish religion, as it declares unequivocally our belief in one G-d. Why is it relevant how many words
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Devarim

    As we prepare to mark Tisha b’Av, the Chief Rabbi uses a riddle to make sense of the cycle of Fast days that fall across the Jewish Year and hopes
  • D’var Torah: Matot-Masei

    In this week’s parashiot, we learn that not all of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were situated within the Holy Land’s borders, with one even split across two lands. Practicality,
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Pinchas

    In his D’var Torah for The Three Weeks, the Chief Rabbi explores how we can grieve genuinely for tragedies that occurred millenia ago. We are currently in the three weeks
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Balak

    Why would anyone name a parasha after a man bent on destroying the Jewish people? The Chief Rabbi explains in his D’var Torah, for which the full transcript appears below.
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Chukat

    Why was there greater grief for the passing of Aaron than there was for the passing of Moses? The Chief Rabbi explains. In this week’s Parasha of Chukat, we read
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Korach

    In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi explains how a miracle involving almonds can be read as a symbolic guide for overcoming difference and achieving peace in
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    There is an intriguing connection between the opening and closing passages of this week’s parasha, which the Chief Rabbi explains in his D’var Torah.  Jewish men are not obliged to
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Beha’alotcha

    In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi expounds on the remarkable relevance of the number 70 to Jewish life. The full transcript appears below.  There is a