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D'var Torah

01/23/2020 05:55:04 PM

Jan23

Rabbi Weiss

“A Blessing on Your Heads”

Vayechi
Friday, January 10, 2020

For most of their lives, my sons Michael and Jacob have been offered the same blessing every Friday night at dinner: Y’simcha Elohim k’Ephraim v’chim’nasheh—May God make you like Ephraim and Menasseh. Only since Olivia and Claudia came into our lives and our Shabbat table ten years ago have we needed the blessing for girls: Y’simech Elohim...Read more...

11/11/2019 03:32:06 PM

Nov11

Rabbi Weiss

“We All Have a Name”

Lech L’cha
Friday, November 8, 2019

Cory is a strange name for a rabbi. A Google search seems to suggest that there are only two of us—the other being a rabbi for Aish HaTorah in Los Angeles. In the sixties, when I was born, the name came into vogue for a time, then left vogue. I am actually named for someone, I just don’t know who. You see, my Mom (like any good New York Jew) used to read...Read more...

Sat, January 25 2020 28 Tevet 5780