Parshat Yitro

Parshat Yitro

Weekly D’var: Yitro – Rabbi Seth Goren, Hillel Ontario “I’m swamped,” they said. “There’s so much going on. Between COVID and supporting students and other things going on, it feels overwhelming.” Thus began a conversation with a colleague, as they gave an initial and...
Parshat Beshalach

Parshat Beshalach

Weekly D’var: Beshalach – Maya Wolfman, Western Hillel Parashah Beshalach discusses the Israelites flight out of Egypt, following the wrath of the Ten Plagues. They arrived at the Red Sea, where they noticed the fast approach of Pharaoh’s army. Needless to say,...
Parashat Bo

Parashat Bo

Weekly D’var: Bo – Yejide Omotoso, Political Sciences, Hillel York “He releases the captive and maintains His faith with those who sleep in the dust.”- Amidah  prayer, second blessing Parashat Bo teaches us a powerful lesson about restitution and justice...
Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi

Weekly D’var: Vayechi – Leah Bogatie, Guelph Hillel Parashat Vayechi describes the last days of Yaakov. While on his deathbed, Yaakov begs Yosef to not bury him in Mitzrayim (Hebrew for Egypt); rather, he asks that he instead bury him in Canaan (what is now Israel)....
The Character Development in Parshat Vayigash

The Character Development in Parshat Vayigash

Weekly D’var: Parshat Vayigash – Brooke Stockhamer, VP Jewish Life, Hillel Laurier In Parshat Vayigash, Jacob’s sons travel to Egypt in the hopes of acquiring food, as the Land of Israel is suffering from a terrible famine. Joseph’s brothers, who had once sold him...
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