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Divrei Torah

Divrei Torah

by Rabbi Jay Spero

Contact Rabbi Spero at  jsohr1@juno.com

 

Bamidbar:  Counting to One - posted 5/29/03

Bechukosai:  Doing the Math - posted 5/22/03

Behar:  The Oral Torah - posted 5/15/03

Emor:  Two Offerings - posted 5/8/03

Kedoshim:  Intent - posted 5/1/03

Acharei Mos: Lust & Violence - posted 4/28/03

Metzora: The Root of the Illness - posted 4/10/03

Tazria: A Vacuum of Life - posted 4/3/03

Shemini: Why Keep Kosher? - posted 3/27/03

Tzav: Focus - posted 3/20/03

Vayikra: Giving of Ourselves - posted 3/13/03

Four Parshiyos - posted 3/6/03

Vayakhel: The Reason for Creation - posted 2/27/03

Ki Sisa: Direct Communication - posted 2/20/03

Tetzaveh: The Menorah & the Incense - posted 2/13/03

Terumah: Three Sanctuaries - posted 2/6/03

Mishpatim: Blind Faith? - posted 1/30/03

Yisro: Remember & Safeguard - posted 1/23/03

Beshalach: The Song of Creation - posted 1/16/03

Bo: Showing Readiness - posted 1/9/03

Va'ayra: Free Will? - posted 1/2/03

ShemosCrying Out - posted 12/26/02

Vayechi: Ephraim & Menashe - posted 12/19/02

Vayigash: Do Not Fear - posted 12/12/02

Miketz: Jewish Pride - posted 12/5/02

Vayeshev: The Sins of Fathers - posted 11/28/02

Vayishlach: Confronting Our Enemies - posted 11/21/02

Vayeitzei: Acceptance & Initiative - posted 11/14/02

Toldos: Strengths & Weaknesses - posted 11/7/02

Chaye Sorah: Maintaining Trust - posted 10/31/02

Vayera: Freeing Ourselves - posted 10/24/02

Lech lecha: Perfecting the World - posted 10/17/02

Noach: Making a Name for Ourselves - posted 10/10/02

Bereshis: The Results of Jealousy - posted 10/3/02

Sukkos: The Third Leg - posted 9/19/02

Ha'azinu-Yom Kippur: Speaking Out Loud - posted 9/12/02

Rosh Hashanah - posted 9/5/02

Netzavim: The Reciprocal Covenant - posted 8/29/02

Ki Savo: To Be First - posted 8/22/02

Ki Seitzei: From Trust to Honesty - posted 8/15/02

Shoftim: Establishing G-d's Law -  posted 8/8/02

Re'ei: A Team Without Cuts - posted 8/1/02

Eikev: Gratitude - posted 7/25/02

Va'eschanan: Clinging to G-d - posted 7/18/02

Tisha B'av: Reliving the Day - posted 7/11/02

Matos-Masi: Journeys - posted 7/4/02

Pinchas: How to Ask - posted 6/27/02

Balak: Grasping the Obvious - posted 6/20/02

Korach: Custom Made Commandments - posted 6/13/02

Shelach: Clothing the Clothing - posted 6/6/02

Beha'aloscha: Turning Away from Evil - posted 5/30/02

Naso: Sotah - posted 5/23/02

Bamidbar: In the Desert - posted 5/9/02

Behar: Living above Nature - posted 5/2/02

The Meaning of Lag Ba'Omer - posted 4/25/02

Acharei Mos: The Sins of the Land - posted 4/18/02

Tazria-Metzora: Tsara'as - posted 4/11/02

Shemini: How the Job Gets Done - posted 4/5/02

Tzav: Unintentional Sins - posted 3/21/02

Vayikra: The Value of Striving - posted 3/14/02

Vayakhel: Looking Towards the Next Step - posted 3/7/02

Ki Sisa: Performing the Attributes of Mercy - posted 2/28/02

Purim: A Greater Miracle - posted 2/21/02

Terumah: The Timeless Perspective - posted 2/14/02

Mishpatim: Knowing One's Fellow Man - posted 2/7/02

Yisro: Judgment - posted 1/31/02

Beshalach: Reward & Punishment - posted 1/24/02

Bo: Light from Darkness - posted 1/18/02

Va'ayra: The Nature of Nature - posted 1/10/02

Shemos: The Merit of Belief - posted 1/3/02

Vayechi: Teamwork -  posted 12/27/01

Vayigash: The Pathway to Redemption - posted 12/20/01

Chanukah: Why We Fight - posted 12/13/01

Vayeishev: Laying the Foundation - posted 12/6/01

Vayishlach: A Spiritual Battle - posted 11/29/01

Vayeitzei: What Allows Us to Endure?  - posted 11/22/01

Toldos: The Choices of Yakov & Esav - posted 11/15/01

Chaye Sorah: Sparks of Holiness - posted 11/8/01

Vayera: Imitating G-d - posted 11/1/01

Lech Lecha: Circumcision - posted 10/25/01

Noach: Purifying the World - posted 10/18/01

Bereshis: Why Was the World Created?  - posted 10/11/01

Sukkos: Weapons of Virtue - posted 9/30/01

Ha'azinu: The Eternity of the Spiritual - posted 9/27/01

Vayelech: A Day of Mercy - posted 9/20/01

Rosh Hashanah: When G-d Will Judge - posted 9/13/01

Ki Savo: Carrying On - posted 9/6/01

Ki Seitzei: Priorities - posted 8/30/01

Shoftim: Unity - posted 8/23/01

Re'ei: Goodness Matters - posted 8/16/01

Eikev: Three Imperatives - posted 8/9/01

Va'eschanan: Doing Our Best - posted 8/2/01

Devarim: Collective Responsibility - posted 7/26/01

Matos-Masi: The Three Weeks - posted 7/19/01

Pinchas: Passion's Reward - posted 7/12/01

Balak: Three Crucial Concepts - posted 7/5/01

Chukas: Death - posted 6/28/01

Korach: The Limits of Democracy - posted 6/21/01

Shelach: The Purpose of Punishment - posted 6/14/01

Beha'aloscha: Our Responsibilities - posted 6/7/01

Naso: A Divine Marriage - posted 5/31/01

Bamidbar: Three Types of Belief - posted 5/24/01

Bechukosi: Exponential Power - posted 5/17/01

Emor: The Two Way Flow of the Holidays - posted 5/10/01

Kedoshim: Intent - posted 5/3/01

Tazria: A Vacuum of Life - posted 4/26/01

Shemini: What Was Their Sin? - posted 4/19/01

Vayikra: Why Pray? - posted 3/29/01

Vayakehel: Shabbos:  The Reason for Creation - posted 3/22/01

Ki Sisa: Cosigners - posted 3/15/01

Tetzaveh: Symbols - posted 3/8/01

Terumah: The Kruvim - posted 3/1/01

Mishpatim: Must We Be Perfect? - posted 2/22/01

Yisro: Speaking for Himself - posted 2/15/01

Beshalach: What vs. How - posted 2/8/01

Bo: Proof of Worthiness - posted 2/1/01

Va'ayra: The Staff - posted 1/25/01

Shemos: Sprouting - posted 1/21/01

Vayechi: The Example of Ephraim & Menashe - posted 1/11/01

Vayigash: Turning Away from Evil - posted 1/4/01

Miketz: Divine Intervention - posted 12/28/00

Vayeishev: Greatness Born of Humility - posted 12/21/00

Vayishlach: The Bite of the Kiss - posted 12/14/00

Vayeitzei: The Purpose of Examples - posted 12/7/00

Toldos: Yitzchok's Strength - posted 12/1/00

Chaye Sorah: Giving - posted 11/23/00

Vayera: Trust - posted 11/16/00

Lech Lecha: The Worthiness of Avraham - posted 11/9/00

Noach: Choices - posted 11/2/00

Bereshis: What Good is the Evil Inclination? - posted 10/23/00

How to Maximize the Holiday Season - posted 10/12/00

Our Job on Yom Kippur - posted 10/2/00

Our Job on Rosh Hashanah - posted 9/21/00

Ki Savo: First Fruits & Curses - posted 9/14/00

Ki Seitzei: The Commandments - Merciful or Divine Decree? - posted 9/7/00

Shoftim: The Jewish King - posted 8/31/00

Eikev: The Quest for Truth - posted 8/17/00

V'aschanan: Jewish Renewal - posted 8/10/00

Devarim: The Bridge - posted 8/3/00

3 Weeks: A Time to Mourn:  Why the Destruction of the Temples is Still Relevant - posted 7/27/00

Pinchas: The Jewish Relationship With Time - posted 7/20/00

Chukas: Anger:  Enemy of the G-dly Soul - posted 7/13/00

Korach: Torah:  Absolute or Relative? - posted 7/5/00

Shelach Lecha - posted 6/27/00

Behaalosecha - posted 6/22/00

Naso - posted 6/13/00

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