d’var Torah

Exodus 1:1-6:1: Moses and the Challenge of Diversity

Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander
January 2, 2013

This week we dive into the second book of the Torah, Exodus. While the book of Genesis traversed thousands of years, Exodus focuses on the evolution of the Israelites as a people for 40 defining years.

The Hebrew name for this book of the Torah and for the

D’var Torah: Vayishlach: A Wrestling Match for the Ages

Rabbi Bruce Kadden
November 25, 2012
“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to rumble!

“In this corner, returning after a long absence in Haran, where he is rumored to have fathered eleven sons and one daughter with four different women, considered by some a saint and by others a heel, is the