Weekly D’var: Netzavim

Weekly D’var: Netzavim

This week’s parsha, Nitzavim, begins with an expression of the universality of God’s covenant with the Israelites. It wasn’t enough to say ‘all of you’ who are standing before God, rather, we are given a list of all those assembled before Moses as he instructed them...
A New Hillel Home in Kingston!

A New Hillel Home in Kingston!

Kingston, ON – September 21, 2022 For 50 years, the Otterburn House in Kingston, Ontario was the home of Queen’s Hillel. Since 2018, however, Queen’s Hillel has been without a permanent location, necessitating the use of temporary rental space on-campus. Over the past...
Weekly D’var: Ki Teitzei

Weekly D’var: Ki Teitzei

Deuteronomy 23 :22 When you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not put off fulfilling it, for the LORD your God will require it of you, and you will have incurred guilt;  23 whereas you incur no guilt if you refrain from vowing.  24 You must fulfill what has crossed...
Pesach

Pesach

Weekly D’var: Pesach – Yael Swartz, Hillel Laurier There are many Torah portions that are read on Passover. They include information about mitzvot that we do, both on Passover and on an everyday basis, and also tell the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of...

Parshat Metzora

Weekly D’var: Metzora – Hannah Silverman, President of McMaster Hillel and 3rd-year Health Sciences student Parshat Metzora outlines the halakhot (laws) of tzaraat, divinely afflicted leprosy. The classic example of behaviour that causes the onset of tzaraat is lashon...
Parashat Tazria

Parashat Tazria

Weekly D’var: Tazria – Jordan Epstein, Queens Hillel This week’s parsha is Parashat Tazria. It is the fourth parsha in the book of Vayikra and covers a variety of laws governing ritual purity and impurity. The parsha begins with a discussion of the purity status of a...
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