DIVREI TORAH
Bereishis

Bereshis

Tolerate or Freeze to Death
Were you once totally united with another person? That person could have been a spouse, a relative or...

Noach

My Spouse and I Disagree - That's a Problem But That's Also a Solution!
You and your spouse may have grown up speaking different languages. Those different languages may have...

Lech-Lecha

Had I Lived in S'dom, Would I Have Been Better?
“And the people of S’dom were sinners and they were evil.”[1] Yes, S’domites were evil. To Hashem. To...

Vayeira

Are We Too Dispirited to See Solutions?
Tears. They’re powerful, aren’t they? So powerful that they even heal broken relationships. And that...

Chayei Sarah

The Summer of Death & the Cycle of Love
It was the summer of 1944. It was the summer of death. It was the summer in which 21-year-old Clara Jason...

Toldos

Yaakov Was Right but He Suffered Nonetheless
In our parsha, we read about Yaakov’s theft of the blessings. We read that Yitzchok planned on endowing...

Vayetzei

Yaakov’s Ladder or the Migdal Bavel
It’s a gut-wrenching survey. It’s the 2015 Scottish survey on careers that documents that 90% of us make...

Vayishlach

Sticks and Stones Won’t Break My Bones as Badly as Thoughts Hurt Me
You know the children’s ditty: “sticks and stones will break my bones but name will never hurt me.” You...

Vayeshev

Let Not One Child’s Luminescence Darken Another Child
Every year, we read the story about the special garment that a loving father made for his son: “Yaakov…....

Mikeitz

Why Didn’t Yosef Send a Message to His Father for 22 Years?
It was the longest 22 years. It was 22 years – lasting from when a 17-year old Yosef was enslaved to...

Vayigash

Inconspicuous Consumption
Our parsha tells us that Yaakov’s family immigrated to Egypt during a terrible time, a time when “there...

Vayechi

Father and Son, Living in the Present & Living in the Past
It’s the same story of favoritism, isn’t it? The same story of a younger child being favored over an...
Shemot

Shemos

Did They All Hate Us?
We know so much about the bad things that the Egyptians did to us. As our parsha notes, they “a.”[1] We...

Va'eira

Tzfar-Daya (Smart Bird) Crocodiles - A Bird’s Best Friend
We’re accustomed to reading the “tzfardaya” featured in our parsha as frogs. That reads well into the...

Bo

Doorposts of Love
A maelstrom was descending on Egypt. That maelstrom would strike Egyptian homes and would kill all Egyptian...

Beshalach

Today’s Anxious, Depressed Child
All that talk about today’s anxious, depressed children – it isn’t just talk. It’s fact. Study...

Yisro

On Difficult Parents & Difficult Parents in Law
Two very important obligations – the obligations about honoring parents and parents-in-law – are...

Mishpatim

The Witches Among Us
“You shall not allow a witch to survive.”[1] “Let no one among you be… a soothsayer, a diviner or a magician…”[2] It’s...

Terumah

Does Anyone Need Me?
Do we feel needed? When we packed school lunches for our children, we felt needed. But our children are...

Tetzaveh

Better to Disrespect a Stranger, Than to Disrespect a Spouse
It’s hurtful when we’re disrespected by strangers. But it’s heartbreaking when we’re disrespected by...

Ki Sisa

Tefilla – Arguing With Hashem?
Our tefillos are powerful. So powerful that they can change destinies. And that’s made obvious by this...

Vayakhel

The Chicken That Was an Eagle
It’s a heart-rending story about an eagle. The eagle’s mother died while the eagle still lay unhatched...

Pekudei

Our Efforts Produce Flowers, Even if We Don’t See Them
Our parsha tells us about the great Betzalel, the man who built the Mishkan. “And Betzalel the son of...
Vayikra

Vayikra

KEDOSHIM: TO REACH EVERYWHERE, WE MUST REACH SOMEWHERE
OHR TZVI ON THE PARSHA: KEDOSHIM – TO REACH EVERYWHERE, WE MUST REACH SOMEWHERE Rabbi Yehoshua...
Let Kids Know about Death; It’ll Help Them Live
Our parsha discusses the animal sacrifices that were so central to the beis hamikdash. Our parsha also...

Tzav

Shemini

Tazria

Metzora

Acharei Mos

Kedoshim

Emor

Behar

Bechukosai

Bamidbar

Bamidbar

Naso

Beha'aloscha

Shelach

Korach

Chukas

Balak

Pinchas

Matos

Masei

Devarim

Devarim

Va'eschanan

Eikev

Re'eh

Shoftim

Ki Seitzei

Ki Savo

Nitzavim

Vayelech

Ha'azinu

V'Zos HaBerachah

Yomim Tovim

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

YOM KIPPUR: TRYING DOESN’T GUARANTEE SUCCESS BUT NOT TRYING GUARANTEES FAILURE
OHR TZVI ON THE PARSHA: YOM KIPPUR – TRYING DOESN’T GUARANTEE SUCCESS BUT NOT TRYING GUARANTEES...

Sukkos

SUKKOS: LIKE FROGS, WE CAN MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING
OHR TZVI ON THE PARSHA: SUKKOS – LIKE FROGS, WE CAN MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING Rabbi Yehoshua...

Pesach

PESACH - IT’S NOT ABOUT MAROR
PESACH – IT’S NOT ABOUT MAROR Rabbi Yehoshua Weber Maror. Eating it at the seder is a mitzva.  The...
PESACH: BEING FREED BY THE PANDEMIC - EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC
PESACH: BEING FREED BY THE PANDEMIC – EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC Rabbi Yehoshua Weber Please consider...

Shavous

SHAVUOS: WE’VE BEEN SO GOOD, THAT WE FORGOT HOW TO BECOME BETTER
SHAVUOS: WE’VE BEEN SO GOOD, THAT WE FORGOT HOW TO BECOME BETTER Rabbi Yehoshua Weber “Hashem will descend...

Tisha B'Av

Chanukah

CHANUKAH: BY 8, I HAD GRADUATED FROM BUCHENWALD
OHR TZVI ON THE PARSHA: CHANUKAH – BY 8, I HAD GRADUATED FROM BUCHENWALD Rabbi Yehoshua Weber Please...
CHANUKAH - SHIELD CHILDREN FROM BAD OR INCULCATE THEM WITH GOOD?
OHR TZVI ON THE PARSHA: CHANUKAH – SHIELD CHILDREN FROM BAD OR INCULCATE THEM WITH GOOD? Rabbi...

Purim

PURIM: IS IT REALLY ABOUT JAPANESE CARAMEL CHOCOLATE APPLES?
PURIM – IS IT REALLY ABOUT JAPANESE CARAMEL CHOCOLATE APPLES? Rabbi Yehoshua Weber Please consider...

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