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SIHA Newsletter for 1/14/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 1/14/2021

Dvar Torah Beshalach Candle Lighting 4:34pm Havdala 5:38 In this weeks Parsha, the megalomaniac Pharoah regrets his decision of freeing the Jews and so he sends his army out to get them back. The...

SIHA Newsletter for 1/7/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 1/7/2021

Dvar Torah Parshas Bo Candle Lighting: 4:27 This week's Parsha tells us of the first Mitzvah given to the Jewish people, the Mitzvah of sanctifying the beginning of the new month. The Hebrew word...

Dvar Torah for 12/31/2021

Parshat Vaera Candle lighting- 4:23 Havdalah- 5:43 The story is told about a political prisoner in a dark dungeon who always kept his eyes closed. Whenever he needed something, he would grope for it...

SIHA Newsletter for 12/24/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 12/24/2021

Dvar Torah Parshas Shemos Candle lighting: 4:16 This week's Parsha begins by telling us the names of each individual who descended to Egypt with Yaakov. Each name is emphasized. The Torah does not...

SIHA Newsletter 12/17/2021

SIHA Newsletter 12/17/2021

Dvar Torah Candle Lighting: 4:12pm 12/17 Havdalah: 5:16pm 12/18 Parshat Vayichi In Parshas Vayechi, Yaakov Avinu elevates his two grandsons, Ephraim and Menashe, to the status of Shevatim (tribes)....

SIHA Newsletter for 12/10/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 12/10/2021

Dvar Torah As Yaakov and his family prepared to descend to Egypt, Yaakov sent Yehuda ahead with an important mission. What was this essential mission that needed to be completed before Yaakov and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dvar Torah Hashem told Avraham, Lech Lecha. This translates as go for yourself, go for your own sake. What does this mean? Go for the sake of your own soul. In Charan you will not be able to become...

SIHA Newsletter for 10/8/2021

SIHA Newsletter for 10/8/2021

Dvar Torah Parshat Noah Imagine a five-year-old, walking with her mother into the hospital for her second chemotherapy treatment. The little girl knows what’s coming. She remembers the pain. She...

SIHA Weekly for June 18, 2021

SIHA Weekly for June 18, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Chukat Highlighted in this week's Parasha is the Parah Adumah The red heifer [aka cow]. The ashes of the red cow is used to purify any jew who became Tamei thru tum'at met being...

SIHA Weekly for June 11, 2007

SIHA Weekly for June 11, 2007

Dvar Torah Parashat Korach Mothers/Wives, you are the hero of this week's Parashah! In this week's Parashah we have Korach and his Eidah congregation challenging the sovereignty of...

SIHA Weekly for June 4, 2021

SIHA Weekly for June 4, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Sh'lach, This week's Parasha is famous for discussing the M'raglim-spies. Moshe sent twelve men to "spy out" the land of Israel. Hashem did not want this. He only...

SIHA Weekly for May 28, 2021

SIHA Weekly for May 28, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat B'ha'alolesecha There is an interesting Mitzvah given to Moshe in this week's Parasha. To form trumpets . Depending on how many "blows" or what type or with one or...

SIHA Weekly for May 21, 2021

SIHA Weekly for May 21, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Naso In this week's Parasha - Portion the Torah discusses the laws of what is to be given to the Kohen/Levi. The Torah says the following words Ish et kadashav lo yih'ye "A man...

SIHA Weekly for May 14

SIHA Weekly for May 14

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Bamidbar-Shavuot This week's Parsha is Bamidar- In the wilderness/Desert Interestingly, Parashat Bamidbar always precedes the holiday of Shavuot-it is always read the...

SIHA Weekly for May 7, 2021

SIHA Weekly for May 7, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat B'har- B'chukotai [Yes, Two Parashot again!] There is a lot in this week's two Parashot. We will focus on one item. There is a law that if someone sold a field in Israel, that...

SIHA Weekly for April 30, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 30, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Emor Parashat Emor is the largest Parashah in the Sefer-Book of Vayikra! It discusses the Holidays and the laws of Kohanim. Who is a kohen allowed to marry and to whom a Kohen...

SIHA Weekly for April 23

SIHA Weekly for April 23

Dvar Torah Parashat Ach'rei Mot-K'doshim [2 Parashot again this week] There are many Mitzvot in this week's 2 Parashot. Amongst the many Mitzvot is the Mitzva of "Hochaiach Tochiach et ametecha" -...

SIHA Weekly for April 16, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 16, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Tazrea M'tzora [This week there are 2 Parashot] (adapted from Rabbi Yisochor Frand) This week's Parasha discusses, amongst other things, the Halachot of a woman who...

SIHA Weekly for April 9, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 9, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Shmini The Dr. turned to one patient and his family and said "Eat whatever you like. No diet restrictions"! The Dr. then turned to the other patient and told him and his family...

SIHA Newsletter: Special Passover Edition!

SIHA Newsletter: Special Passover Edition!

Dvar Torah As the holiday of Pesach is almost upon us, I think about how lucky we are to be in school together learning about our Freedom. The halls and zoom classrooms are filled with ideas and...

SIHA Weekly for March 19, 2021

SIHA Weekly for March 19, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Vayikra This week's Parasha follows the building of the Mishkan with the details of the sacrifices that are to be brought to the Mishkan.There are many types of...

SIHA Weekly for March 12, 2021

SIHA Weekly for March 12, 2021

Dvar Torah This Shabbat, not only has TWO Parashot, [which happens often when there are not 2 months of Adar to accommodate all the Parashot, and when Holidays occur on Shabbat during the year, so...

SIHA Weekly for March 5, 2020

SIHA Weekly for March 5, 2020

Dvar Torah Parashat Ki Tisa This week's Parsha talks about the terrible sin of the Eigel Hazahav, the Golden calf. Moshe Rabbeinu went up to Heaven to receive the Luhot and learn the Torah with...

SIHA Weekly for February 26, 2021

SIHA Weekly for February 26, 2021

Dvar Torah This week's Parsha is Parashat Tetzaveh. This week's Parsha delineates the Kohen's vestments, and the "furniture" of the Mishkan. The Kohen Hedyot] the general Kohen had four garments;...