The Weekly Verse by Rabbi Rotenberg


November 12, 2021 – Parhat Vayeitzei: What’s in a Name? “She conceived again and bore a son, and declared, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.” Click here to read the full post.

November 5, 2021 – Parshat Toldot: Food “Prepare a dish for me such as I like, and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my innermost blessing before I die.” Click here to read the full post.

October 30, 2021 – Parshat Chayei Sarah: Three Years Since Pittsburgh / ” Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he took Rebecca as his wife. Isaac loved her, and thus found comfort after his mother’s death.” Click here to read the full post.

October 23, 2021 – Parshat Vayeira / “And Abraham named that site “the Lord will see” which why it is said, On the mount of the LORD there is vision.” Click here to read the full post.

October 15, 2021- Parshat Lech Lecha / Birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.” Click here to read the full post.

October 8, 2021 – Parshat Noah / “Come out of the ark, together with your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives.” Click here to read the full post.

October 1, 2021 – Parshat Bereshit / “This is the story of the generations of Adam. On the day God created Adam, God made him in the image of God.” Click here to read the full post.

September 24, 2021 – Shabbat Sukkot: Put the Load Right on Me / “And God said, I will go in the lead and will lighten your burden.” Click here to read the full post.

September 17, 2021 – Parshat Ha’azinu: Rain Plan /May my teaching come down as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, like showers on young growth, like droplets on the grass.” Click here to read the full post.

September 10, 2021 – Parshat Vayeilech: United We Stand / “When all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God in the place that God will choose, you shall read this Teaching aloud in the presence of all Israel.” Click here to read the full post.

September 3, 2021 – Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech: Hidden Things / “The hidden acts belong to Hashem our God; but the overt acts are for us and our children to forever apply all the words of this Teaching.” Click here to read the full post.

August 27, 2021 – Parshat Ki Tavo: Heads and Tails / “He [your foe] shall be your creditor, but you shall not be his; he shall be the head and you the tail.” Click here to read the full post.

August 20, 2021 – Parshat Ki Teitzei: Grounded / “You shall have a spike in addition to your gear, and it will be that when you sit outside, you shall dig with it; you shall cover up your excrement.” Click here to read the full post.

August 14, 2021Parshat Shoftim: The Warrior’s Armor / “When you take the field against your enemies, and see horses and chariots – forces larger than yours – have no fear of them, for the Lord your God is with you, the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” Click here to read the full post.