Office of the Chief Rabbi

Divrei Torah Videos archive

  • D’var Torah: Vayakhel-Shekalim

    In his D’var Torah for this week the Chief Rabbi considers the messages imparted by two different palindromes – ‘V’natnu’ (‘They shall give’) appears in the special portion of ‘Shekalim’
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Ki Tissah

      Full transcript of the Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah for Ki Tissah: “In this week’s parasha of Ki Tissah, we are provided with details of the sin of the
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Tetzaveh

    Whereas some Rabbonim have identified the ‘Shema Yisrael’  or ‘V’ahavta l’reacha kamocha’ as the most important passages in the Torah, Rabbi Shimon Ben Pazi pointed instead towards a passage in
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Teruma

    The Chief Rabbi alights upon a passage in Parashat Teruma describing the composition of the Aron – the Holy Ark – to illustrate why a person’s internal and external characters
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Mishpatim

    In his D’var Torah for Mishpatim, the Chief Rabbi ponders the naming of the Shulchan Aruch, identifying the symbolic link between a laid table and Jewish Law to point to
  • 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