Divrei Torah: Behar

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins America in Mourning the Victims of the Buffalo Supermarket Massacre

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—joins America in mourning 10 people and 3 others who were severely injured by a gunman motivated by hate on May 14, 2022, at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.
The 18-year-old suspected of opening fire on innocent victims reportedly told authorities he was targeting the Black community. The alleged gunman reportedly made disturbing statements filled with hate toward the Black community. He published a white supremacist manifesto online and traveled a great distance in order to accomplish his hateful plan. Investigators also uncovered other information indicating he had studied previous hate attacks and shootings in order to prepare with great forethought his own hateful attack on innocents.
“The evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. It will be prosecuted as a hate crime,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. “This is someone who has hate in their heart, soul and mind.” The Buffalo attack was the deadliest US mass shooting of the year. There have been at least 198 mass shootings so far in 2022. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Why Reversal of Roe v. Wade is Welcome

The essay below by Hagaon HaRav Yehuda Dovid (J. David) Bleich is circulated with permission:


The brouhaha surrounding the report of a forthcoming United States Supreme Court decision reversing its seminal decision in Roe v. Wade has subsided and with it a perceived institutional need prompting issuance of ill-conceived reactive statements. The actual decision that will assuredly spark further reaction and even more intense hand-wringing has yet to be announced. Perhaps this is the time during which calm reflection upon relevant teachings of Judaism is warranted. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Emor

Rav Hershel Kurzrock:
Rabbi Kurzrock – Emor 5781 a
Rabbi Kurzrock – Emor 5781 b
Rabbi Kurzrock – Emor 5780
Rabbi Kurzrock – Pirkei Avos ch. 4 #1 5780
Rabbi Kurzrock – Pirkei Avos ch. 4 #2 5780
Rav Ya’akov Shulman: Emor 5781
Rav Duvid Katz: Rabbi Katz – Emor 5781
Rav Duvid Katz: Rabbi Katz – Emor 5780
Rabbi Mandel – Emore 5781
Dirshu - Emor 5782
Dirshu - Emor 5781
Torah LoDaas - Emor 5781
Rav Asher Weiss - Emor 5782
Rav Asher Weiss - Emor 5781
Rabbi Serebryanski - Emor 5782
Rabbi Ziegler - Emor 5782
Rabbi Ziegler - Emor 5781
Emor - Rabbi Ziegler 5779
Emor - Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Emor - Rabbi Ziegler 5773
Emor - Rabbi Rokeach 5770
Emor - Rabbi Mandel 5770
Emor - Rabbi Mandel 2009
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 5775
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 5773
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 5772
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 5769
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 2010
Emor - Rabii Rokeach 5771
Emor - Rabbi Ziegler 5775
Emor - Rabbi Kirsh 2009
Emor - Rabbi Hecht 5740
Emor - Rabbi Eisner 5743
Liska Rebbe – Emor 5781

Liska Rebbe – Emor 5776
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