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Breathe: Yom Kippur 2021 Drash

By Alan Kosansky

A child blowing a shofar

On Yom Kippur, we read from the Machzor, “what we do this day can change our lives.” What we do from this moment until the shofar blows tomorrow night can change our lives.
This year, as last… Continue reading

Drash for Ki Tavo 5781

By Gregg Kinkley

Sometimes, being assigned a drash rather than waiting for one you intentionally select ends up being a boon rather than a burden.  That was certainly the case here.  I had two preconceptions about this important… Continue reading

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Drasha Ki Teitzei

September 1, 2021

By R Daniel Lev

Rabbi Kalonymos Kalmish Shapira Like a number of rabbinically-inspired parshiot, this one will take a circuitous route from the first pasuk / sentence through a number of apparently unrelated ideas until it finally lands… Continue reading

Drash for ʻEikev

By Sandra Z Armstrong

I once had a dream that my 90 year old friend, Mr. David Goodman was teaching me that living a Jewish life meant choosing from a whole array of desserts like the Viennese table of scrumptious… Continue reading

Drash on Va-Etchanan

By Don Armstrong

Devarim, the fifth and last moshianic book of the Pentetuch, lays the foundation for the monotheism of modern Judaism by highlighting the supremacy of Adonai. In the preface to Devarim on page 980 of Etz Hayim,… Continue reading

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Drash on Parsha Sh’mini

June 6, 2021

By David and Beatriz Haymer

Part 1: The Laws of Kashrut

Sh’mini is usually described as the Parshah containing the key instructions for the laws of Kashrut, specifically what may or may not… Continue reading

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