Author: DRosenbach

Passaic Periodontist

Simchas Torah 2011

“Moshe emes v’soraso emes” — “Moses is truthful and his Torah is truthful” Many people will be singing these words over and over (and over and over) this Thursday evening, which is why it’s of great concern when an apparently…

Succos 2011

“Achas sha’alti me’es Hashem osa avakesh shivti b’veis Hashem kol y’mei chayai lachazos b’noam Hashem u’levaker b’hechalo,” “One thing I asked of God — it is this that I seek: to dwell in the house of God all the days…

Dvar Torah Ki Savo: 22/8

The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius can be approximated in the form of a fraction as 22/7, although it is more commonly expressed in decimal form. According to the talmud, 22/8 is the fraction that…

Dvar Torah Shoftim: (Mis)Direction

We find in this week’s parsha one of the most  poorly understood verses in the entire Torah.  In fact, it’s so misunderstood that it makes heretics smile with satisfaction and the people who watch the heretics smile wonder why they…

Dvar Torah Pinchas: Warning (Spoilers)

What exactly did Moses receive on Sinai? Some, like R’ Akiva, advance a maximalist approach and claim that Moses received everything, while others, like R’ Ishmael, advance a minimalist approach and assert that Moses received merely general categories of the…

Survey

Every week, I see hundreds of page views for the divrei Torah but there’s frequently only 10 comments or so, and half of them are my responses (as my wife likes to remind me when I quote to her the…

Dvar Torah Naso: Hearing Voices

This week’s parsha concludes with a statement about Moses’ communicatory habits with God — apparently, after the construction (or at least the dedication) of the Tabernacle, the vast majority of communication would occur only at the Tabernacle.