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Divrei Torah Videos archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Naso

    Upon the dedication of a new altar in the Temple, why do the Nesiim make identical, rather than individual offerings to Hashem? An interesting lesson emerges from the Torah’s longest
  • Message for Shavuot

    In a fast-paced world where technology ensures our needs are met instantaneously, Shavuot reminds us that there is joy in the build-up as well as the outcome, teaches the Chief
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Bechukotai

    As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday, the Chief Rabbi considers why Jerusalem – an inaccessible city without a river source – was chosen to be the Jewish
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Behar

    Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat? Can there be any exceptions? The Chief Rabbi provides an answer in his D’var Torah for Behar. It
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Emor

    It is a key passage in this week’s parasha that determines the number of men needed to form a minyan. Why, the Chief Rabbi enquires, do we base this number
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Kedoshim

    In his D’var Torah for this week the Chief Rabbi focuses on two Chukim (decrees from God without a logical basis) that pertain to the crossbreeding of seeds and the
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Acharei Mot

    The great tragedy of the Bar Kochba Revolt, which we commemorate during the Omer, reminds us that disunity can only weaken the Jewish people. We must guard against this, teaches 
  • D’var Torah: The Last Days of Pesach

    As Pesach draws to a close, we learn that Moshe’s plea for divine assistance in the face of ostensibly insurmountable danger is not met with the response he expects. We
  • D’var Torah: The first days of Pesach

    In his D’var Torah for the first two days of Pesach, the Chief Rabbi explores why Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel both agreed that Hallel should be split into two
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Metzora

    The Chief Rabbi explores how the concept of Tsara’at HaBayit (‘Leprosy of Houses’) that is introduced in this week’s sedra of Metzora, may have actually served as a reward for