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Davar Torah on my brother Robert’s yahrzeit

June 28, 2019


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


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


…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.