SIHA Newsletter for December 3rd, 2021

SIHA Newsletter for December 3rd, 2021

Dvar Torah Mikeitz 5th grade was the beginning to a new life for me and I didn’t even know it. It was my first year attending a Jewish day school. On day 1 my Judaic studies teacher asked me what my hebrew name was and I proudly answered Yochanana, given to me by a...
Newsletter for November 19, 2021

Newsletter for November 19, 2021

Dvar Torah In this week’s Parsha, Yaakov fought with AIsav’s angel. While he won the fight, he was injured in his thigh. Because of this, the Torah commands us to refrain from eating the “Gid HaNasheh”, the sciatic nerve of an animal. The Hebrew word, Nasheh, comes...
Newsletter for 11/12/2021

Newsletter for 11/12/2021

Dvar Torah “To try, to fall, to fear, and yet to keep going: that is what it takes to be a leader.” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks What is it that made Yaakov – not Avraham or Yitzchak, or Moshe– the true father of the Jewish people? We are called “Bnei Yisrael,” “the...
Siha Newsletter 11/5/2021

Siha Newsletter 11/5/2021

Dvar Torah Our forefather, Yaakov is described in this week’s portion as a “simple man, a tent dweller.” The word the Torah uses is “Tam.” Tam means simple and innocent but is also related to the word “Tamim,” which means...
SIHA Newsletter for 10/29/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 10/29/2021

Dvar Torah Every word of the Torah is precious and meaningful. Reams of laws and lessons can be learned from only one word. All the intricate laws of keeping Kosher are referenced in the Torah by only a few words. Yet, in this week’s Parsha, Parshas Chaya Sara,...
SIHA Newsletter for 10/22/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 10/22/2021

Dvar Torah “And God appeared to him in the plains of Mamre.” (Genesis 18:1) The Midrash relates that when God commanded Avraham to circumcise himself and his entire household, Avraham sought the advice of his three confederates – Aner, Eshkol and...