Jessica Rosenthal

Emor: Words for the Next Generation

D'Var Torah By: Richard N. Levy

April 23, 2015
When the Rabbis divided the Torah into its 54 parashiyot (portions), they generally arranged for each portion to begin with a unique or otherwise significant word that would in some way summarize major themes of the entire section.

What Would Moses Say?

D'Var Torah By: Robert Tornberg

April 7, 2014
In the Babylonian Talmud (M'nachot 29b) there is a wonderful midrash1 in which Moses is depicted as watching God sitting and writing crowns (embellishments that look a bit like crowns) on some of the letters in the Torah.