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Davar Torah on my brother Robert’s yahrzeit

June 28, 2019

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This is a Davar Torah or sermon (click on link) I gave at Park Slope Jewish Center┬áduring Shabbat morning services on June 22, 2019, which was my brother Robert’s 26th yahrzeit (death anniversary) on the Jewish calendar. I gave a shorter version of the same talk at AltShul two weeks earlier.

Judaism 101: Does Parashat Ekev have a hedonistic message?

August 7, 2009

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It is a common practice in many congregations for lay members to volunteer to give a talk about the weekly Torah portion during the summer so that the rabbi can take a vacation and/or work on High Holiday sermons. On Shabbat Ekev ten years ago I gave the folllowing Davar Torah, and rereading it I […]

‘s truly terrific davar torah on the Song of the Sea

January 20, 2008

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…in which she compares and contrasts traditional religious and contemporary scholarly approaches to biblical interpretation, and ties these together with a discussion of MLK’s oratory: Camels, Biblical Scholarship, the Song at the Sea and Martin Luther King.