Author: DRosenbach

Passaic Periodontist

Passover 2011

More important than knowing where someone is, is to know from where they come; this allows one to better gauge the person’s current position as a function of where he or she began and where he or she intends to…

Dvar Torah Shmini: Slifkin

To put it bluntly, one might have described me as a big nerd when I was an adolescent, and not just because I thought it was cool to have green-tinted eyeglasses (yes, I repeat — green-tinted eyeglasses).  I can say…

Purim II

The Megillah tells of the ultimate peril facing the Jewish nation under the directives put in place by Haman (Esther 3:8-11).  Mordechai strongly urges Esther to beseech the king (4:8) in an attempt to save the Jews, and Esther obliges…

Purim I

R’ Daniel Z. Feldman tells a story about Disney’s Aladdin being shown at NCSY Kollel once upon a time around Purim, and here’s the Dvar Torah that was told at the time:

Dvar Torah Tetzave: Biblical Stereotyping

There’s a popular stereotype that fathers are strict, harsh, demanding, exacting and authoritarian while mothers are relaxed, mellow, flexible, carefree and altogether sweet.  That may not be how it was in your family (or mine), but when that’s presented as the…

Midrash + Metaphor

As a follow-up to last week’s post and subsequent focus of argument, I was trying to think of a Dvar Torah that is so blatantly absurd in literal form that even the most right-wing, closed minded individual will be compelled…

Dvar Torah Yisro: Like a Barrel

I find it a real challenge to write the weekly divrei Torah for FrumSatire because I sense the audience has exceedingly high demands.  This is not some lame yeshiva day school weekend packet for which unevocative Torah insights are all…

Dvar Torah Shmos: Recognition

The Rabbinic literature is replete with midrashically aggrandized personalities, serving to present things in a way that unambiguously reinforce Chazal’s overall attitude toward character traits and behaviors.  Often, and perhaps too often, Biblical personalities are described with such consistent flawlessness…