Divrei Torah

 

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Date                         Presenter              Topic                                  
2017 July 31 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What is the proper response to being wronged (Tish'a b'Av)
2017 July 29 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Limits of Politeness (Devarim)
2017 July 29 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Esau, Edom, Rome and the Jews (Devarim)
2017 July 1 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why the Red Heifer (Chukkat)
2017 June 23 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What is Holiness (Korach)
2017 June 17 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What did the spies do wrong (Shlach Lecha)
2017 June 3 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Humor in the Talmud, Part IV
2017 May 20 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Reward and punishment (Bechukkotai)
2017 April 4 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why an egg on the seder plate?
2017 March 12 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Does Vashti deserve to be a feminist icon? (Purim)
2017 March 12 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Should you get drunk on Purim?
2017 March 12 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi To bow or not to bow (Purim)
2017 February 18 Dr, Maurice Mizrahi The importance of women (Yitro)
2017 February 18 Dr, Maurice Mizrahi Jewish triads (Yitro)
2017 January 28 Dr, Maurice Mizrahi Judaism and the Supernatural (Vaera)
2016 December Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Should Hanukah Menorahs be on Public Property
2016 December Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Hanukkah and Purim - Similar yet Different
2016 December 3 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Curses!
2016 November 19 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Binding of Isaac - Why 
2016 October 22 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Jewish view of retirement
2016 October 1 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Some teachings from Tractate Avodah Zarah
2016 October 1 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The demise of idolatry in Judaism
2016 August 27 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The curse of having everything you want (Ekev)
2016 August 13 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Mourn or rejoice on Tish’a b’Av (Tish'a b'Av)
2016 August 6 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Balancing individual rights and community rights (Mass'ei)
2016 July 23 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Balaam's Ass: Why? (Balak)
2016 July 22 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Jews, 'A Nation that Dwells Alone' (Balak)
2016 June 15 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Response to anti-semitic distortions of the Talmud
2016 March 9 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Peah (Emor)
2016 May 28 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Humor in the Talmud, Part III
2016 April 2 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The reasons for the commandments (Shemini)
2016 March 19 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Must you testify as a witness? (Vayikra)
2016 March 18 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Do bad thoughts break commandments? (Vayikra)
March 2016 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Truth about Haman
2016 March 6 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Do anti-Semites attack Jews as surrogates for God? (Pekudei)
2016 March 5 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why was the Tabernacle so important? (Vayak-hel)
2016 January 29 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Brotherhood
December ​2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Are secular Jewish activities enough to preserve Judaism
November 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Polygamy (Vayetze)
November 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The relationship between Judaism and the State of Israel (Vayetze)
October 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The 'Jewish' myth of the two brothers (Vayera)
October 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Creation, in Judaism and Science (Bereshit)
September 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The (reluctant) death of Moses (V'zot Ha-berachah)
August 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The rebellious son (Ki Tetze)
August 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Excuses for not studying Torah (Ekev)
July 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi How can anybody commit atrocities (Tish'a b'Av)
June 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Fear of Change (Behaalotecha)
June 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Neglected Spouse (Behaalotecha)
May 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The 613 Commandments (Shavuot)
April 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Jewish Humor Through the Sages
April 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Kohanim (Tazria-Metzora)
April 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Jewish Messiah
March 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Eternal Light (Tzav)
March 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why Must We Not Eat Blood? (Tzav)
March 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Should You Get Drunk on Purim?
February 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Honor Your Father and Your Mother (Yitro)
January 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Higher Standards for Righteous People? (Shemot)
January 2015 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Righteous Women of the Exodus (Shemot)
December 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Does God Need Us?
November 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Teach Your Tongue to Say, I Do Not Know (Toldot)
November 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Birthright of Esau (Toldot)
November 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why was Maimonides Controversial?
October 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Maimonides -- His Life, Times, and Teachings
August 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Jewish View of Civilian Casualties in War
August 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Secrets of Jewish Survival (Tisha BeAv)
July 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Was the Prophet Balaam Good or Bad? (Balak)
May 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Matters of Faith
May 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Humor in the Talmud, Part II
April 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why is Circumcision Important? (Tazria)
April 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why is Childbirth Impure? (Tazria)
April 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi How Do You Temper Justice with Mercy? (Pessah)
January 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Spectrum of Judaism - Producers and Achievers (Yitro)
January 2014 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why Did G-d Create Predators?
November 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Jewish View of Dreams (Vayeshev)
November 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why did Jacob Refuse to be Comforted? (Vayeshev)
October 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why did G-d choose Abraham? (Lech Lecha)
October 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Surrogate Motherhood in Judaism (Lech Lecha)
July 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi How Can We Not Covet? (Vaetchanan)
July 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Should the Commandments Be Ranked? (Vaetchanan)
July 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Should Israel Build the Third Temple? (Tisha BeAv)
July 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Did Jethro Give Moses Bad Advice? (Devarim)
May 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Midrash on Ruth 4 (Tikkun lel Shavuot)
April 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Evil Inclination
February 2013 Luisa Moss Ki Tisa
February 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Where is God? (Terumah)
February 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why was the Tabernacle so Important? (Terumah)
February 2013 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Whither the Ten Commandments? (Yitro)
September 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Lying
August 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Free Will, Judaism, and Quantum Physics (Reeh)
August 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Kashrut (Reeh)
July 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Is This, Too, For the Good? (Tisha BeAv)
July 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi When Does Speculation Become Lashon Hara? (Pinchas)
June 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Democracy and Judaism
May 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Midrash Rabbah on Chapter 3 of the Book of Ruth
May 2012 Robert Nash Acharei Mot/Kidoshim
May 2012 Alan Eisenberg After the Death -- Bullying and Forgiveness
March 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Are Jewish Rituals Necessary?
February 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Sephardic and Oriental Jewish Music Program
January 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
January 2012 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What is In a Name?
November 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Judaism and Women (Chayye Sarah)
November 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Judaism in Space
September 11, 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Beyond Fear: My Recollections of September 11
September 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Mission of Judaism
August 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Whose Fault is it When Calamity Strikes?
July 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Wandering Jews
June 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Midrash Rabbah on Chapter 2 of the Book of Ruth
June 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Jews of Egypt
May 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Israel, A Happy Country
April 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Meaning of Freedom
April 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Why was Slavery Necessary?
April 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Vicarious Experience of Passover
February 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Violence
February 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Egypt, Enslaved
January 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Introduction to Judaism
January 2011 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi History of Tanach and Talmud
November 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi All You Need is Love
November 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Do Not Let the Light Go Out
October 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Behind the Bible
July 2010 Robert Berkowitz Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?
July 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What Causes Senseless Hatred? (Tisha BeAv)
July 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Does Wealth Lead to Lack of Jewish Observance?
July 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Mysteries of Deuteronomy (Devarim)
July 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Humor in Torah and Talmud
June 2010 Robert Berkowitz Bilaam
May 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Conversion of Ruth (Midrash on Ruth 1 for Tikkun Lel Shavuot)
May 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Conversion to Judaism
April 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi You Shall Rejoice (8th Day of Pesach)
April 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Six Days Shall You Labor (Chol Hamoed Pesach)
March 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Fast of the Firstborn
March 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Rejoicing When Enemy Falls (Seder Discussion)
March 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Plea of Moses (Ki Tisa)
March 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Science and Judaism
February 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Milk and Meat (Mishpatim)
February 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The LIfe and Death of Majority Rule (Mishpatim)
January 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Elokim, HaShem, and El Shaddai (Vaera)
January 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Choices of Pharaoh (Vaera)
January 2010 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Angels
January 2010 Robert Berkowitz Sabbath of Song
November 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Antisemitism (Toldot)
November 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Sons of Abraham (Toldot)
November 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The 13 Principles of Faith
October 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Four Species (Sukkot in Pentagon)
September 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Birthdays -- My 60th
August 2009 Robert Berkowitz Vaeschanan
August 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Justice, Justice (Shoftim)
August 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Limits of Tzedakah (Reeh)
July 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Job -- Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? (Tisha BeAv)
July 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Daughters of Tzelafchad and Tu BeAv
July 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Vows (Matot-Massei)
July 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Throw Them Out? (Matot-Massei)
June 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Happiness
May 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Food -- For Body and Soul (Shavuot)
April 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Facing Adversity (Seder Discussion)
April 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The 120 Days
January 2009 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi May Jews Enter Churches? (Vaera)
December 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Dubious Ancestry of the Mashiach (Vayeshev)
December 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Afterlife
November 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Ten Jewish Misquotes
August 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Blaming the Victims? (Tisha B'Av)
August 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Senseless Hatred (Tisha B'Av)
August 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Sins of Israel (Devarim)
August 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Third Temple (Devarim)
July 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi What Does Judaism Expect from Gentiles?
July 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Action of Pinchas, the Inaction of Moses, and the Reaction of God
June 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Ten Commandments in Midrash (Shavuot)
May 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi An Eye for an Eye (Emor)
May 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Blasphemy (Emor)
April 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Dayenu (Seder Discussion)
April 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Four Sons (Seder Discussion)
March 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Jewish Calendar
January 2008 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Gematria
December 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Childrearing (Shemot)
December 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Acher
November 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Jeremiah in Talmud and Midrash
October 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Creationism or Evolution -- Judaism (Bereshit)
September 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Akedah
August 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Elul
August 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Idolatry -- Is It Really That Bad? (Re'eh -- Discussion)
August 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Idolatry -- Is It Really That Bad? (Re'eh -- Dvar)
May 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Shavuot in Talmud and Midrash (Shavuot)
April 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Sex (Acharei Mot-Kedoshim)
April 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Attributes of God (Chol Hamoed Pesach)
April 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Quest for Knowledge (Chol Hamoed Pesach)
March 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Persia, Then and Now (Shabbat Zachor)
March 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Chosenness (Tetzaveh)
February 2007 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Kvetching (Beshallah)
December 2006 Robert Berkowitz Vayigash
November 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Four Levels
August 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Justice
July 2006 Robert Berkowitz Pinchas, Serah bat Asher, and Midrash
July 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Holiness
July 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Korach
June 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Ten Problematic Sayings in Pirkei Avot
April 2006 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Gossip (Tazria-Metzora)
July 2005 Robert Berkowitz Korach and Miracles
June 2005 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Traditional Tikkun Lel Shavuot (Shavuot)
April 2005 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Celebrating the Exodus from Egypt in Egypt
April 2005 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Lashon Hara -- The Evil Tongue (Tazria-Metzora)
November 2004 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi The Cave of Machpelah (Chayye Sarah)
October 2004 Dr. Maurice Mizrahi Growing Up Under Pharaoh
January 2003 Robert Berkowitz Veshamru
July 2002 Robert Berkowitz The Red Cow and Faith
August 2000 Robert Berkowitz Fear God
July 1999 Robert Berkowitz Vaetchanan
February 1999 Robert Berkowitz The Ten Commandments
July 1998 Robert Berkowitz Murder
June 1997 Robert Berkowitz Kedushah
April 1996 Robert Berkowitz Shabbat Songs
August 1995 Robert Berkowitz Ekev

 

Mon, October 16 2017 26 Tishrei 5778