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Drash Schedule February 2021


 Date Parsha Drash  
Feb 6 Yitro Dina Yoshimi  
Feb 13 Mishpatim Sandra Armstrong  
Feb 20 Terumah Robert Littman  
Feb 27 Tetsaveh Morris Rabinko  


Darkness Drash

By Reb Daniel Lev

Today’s parsha describes the last three plagues: locusts, darkness and death of the Egyptian first born. Since the light of Hanukkah ended about six weeks ago it might be helpful for us to rekindle some of… Continue reading

Drash on Parsha Shemot

By Sid Goldstein

Shabbat Shalom Everyone.

Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” said Moses to God. “And how can I possibly get the Israelites out of Egypt?

On the surface the meaning is clear. Moses… Continue reading

A Corona Opera

Jewish History

A Famous Jew You Never Knew

January 13, 2021

Waldemar Mordechai Haffkine

Waldemar Mordechai Haffkine

BBC via Dina Yoshimi

For those who are winding down for the semester, and those who just enjoy an interesting read:

Here’s a piece from the BBC about… Continue reading


From Les Rosenthal

You may think that you are completely insignificant in this world. But someone drinks coffee from the favorite cup that you gave them. Someone heard a song on the radio that reminded them of you. Someone read… Continue reading

Drash Schedule January 2021

 Date Parsha Drash
Jan 2 Vayechi Jay Friedheim
Jan 9 Shemot Sid Goldstein
Jan 16 Vayera Risa Dickson
Jan 23


Jan 30



Beshalach (Shabbat Shirah)

Reb Daniel Lev


Marlene Booth



New York Cantors

Via Lorna Holmes

“Ose Shalom” with Azi Schwartz – Three young cantors, all rising stars in the world’s Jewish music scene, are brought together in Amsterdam’s revered 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue for a concert of Jewish sacred and secular music arranged… Continue reading

Gregor Mendel and Parshah Vayetze

A Drash by David Haymer

First, to echo comments made by Dan Bender and others, let me begin by saying that this Parshah is packed with dramatic events. In this one Parshah, we learn about (not in order): Jacob figuring… Continue reading

Sof Hanukkah 2020

A Small Hanukkah Miracle

By Mathew Sgan

Last year I had an almost full package of Hanukkah candles left over. I planned to use them for this year’s lighting ceremonies. Alas, on the fifth day, I started to worry that… Continue reading


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