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Divrei Torah Videos archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Yitro

    In Parashat Yitro, we learn that Moshe went out to greet his father-in-law, to be subsequently told that ‘the man’ enquired after the well-being of the other. The Chief Rabbi
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Beshalach

    After the Jewish people have emerged from the parted sea and escaped the pursuing Egyptian army, the Torah describes Miriam, who is leading the other women in musical celebrations, as
  • D’Var Torah: Parashat Shemot

    In this week’s Torah portion of Shemot, we learn from Moshe’s intervention in a violent assault that we must never stand idly by while there is evil in the world.
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayechi

    In his D’var Torah for Vayechi the Chief Rabbi reflects on the blessings we give our children, and how these brachot can be traced back to the decision of an
  • D’Var Torah: Parashat Vayigash

    In this week’s Torah portion of Vayigash, the Chief Rabbi teaches both how Joseph brought Godliness to Egypt, and why his father Yaackov, on hearing of Joseph’s good fortune, reacted
  • D’Var Torah: Parashat Miketz

    Reflecting on the lessons of Parashat Miketz this week, the Chief Rabbi identifies two attributes of great leadership that Pharoah seemingly conveys to Joseph, and speaks about military action in
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayeshev

    In his D’var Torah for Parashat Vayeshev, the Chief Rabbi discusses a long tradition of encouraging remembrance in the Torah, before urging  Shoah survivors to come forward and record their
  • D’var Torah: Vayishlach

    The Chief Rabbi  meditates on the 3 preparatory measures Yaackov took before reuniting with his murderous brother Esav, suggesting that European societies would do well to adopt them if they
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayetzei

    In this D’var Torah, the Chief Rabbi reflects on Jacob, refugees and the value of knowing where you have come from, as well as where you are going, following his
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Toldot

    Given the common practice adopted for naming Parshiot, the term ‘Toldot’ should theoretically have been applied to a previous sedra about Noach. We must examine the differing outlooks of Noach