Shabbat Service Recordings: D’var Torah, August 31, 2019

Recording from Shabbat Services, August 31, 2019 D’var from Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Rabbi Eve Posen   *If you would like to download the recording and listen later, right click on the link then click “Save as” and it will save onto your computer for later listening. Recorded and edited by Ed Kraus. Click here for an archive of past recordings

Self Inflicted – Parshat Re’eh 5779

As you read the laws of the Torah, you can see they are as much about our relationship with God as they are about our own personal choices. The essence of Jewish law, “love your neighbor as yourself,” is about loving others, but it first assumes that we love ourselves.

Testing My Limits – Parshat Eikev 5779

As the relationship between God and the Israelite nation deepens, there are moments when the people lash out and moments when God lashes out. Knowing when you can and can’t cross those lines (and when you can stretch them) is the ultimate kind of trust.

Subtle Changes – Parshat Vaetchanan 5779

There are plenty of examples of minimal changes that produce maximum reward. Working on getting more sleep? Five extra minutes of screen-free downtime before bed makes all the difference in the world. Subtle, small tweaks lead to major positive results, and we see the same phenomenon in the Torah.

Shabbat Service Recordings: D’var Torah, August 10, 2019

Recording from Shabbat Services, August 10, 2019 D’var from Saturday, August 10, 2019 – Rabbi Eve Posen   *If you would like to download the recording and listen later, right click on the link then click “Save as” and it will save onto your computer for later listening. Recorded and edited by Ed Kraus. Click here for an archive of past recordings

The Path You Choose – Parshat Devarim 5779

Four years into my rabbinate at a day school, I wasn't so sure "education rabbi" was the right path for me anymore. The Torah this week reminds us that it’s never too late to switch paths or admit that a certain job might not be the right job.

Burning Up – Parshat Matot-Masei 5779

The power of fire in our Jewish faith has been evident since the beginning of the Torah. Heat changes things. It leaves a mark. This week, the words of our ancient text require us to embrace fire as a mechanism for change and remind us how we might harness that fire for good.