The Shabbat Morning Sermon

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Every Shabbat morning, immediately after we read the Weekly Torah Portion (the Parshah) and its attendant Haftorah, Rav Fischer delivers a D’var Torah (Sermon) on a topic related to the Parshah or otherwise deriving from it. Rav Fischer’s sermons are serious treatments of Torah values and teachings — not the kinds of book reviews, political observations, or other news commentaries that sometimes pass for sermons in other venues. Although every Rav Fischer class and teaching is always peppered, where appropriate, with humor and wit, these sermons are themselves serious opportunities to learn more about Torah and Jewish values and practices.

Many of Rav Fischer’s sermons, in drawing on the weekly Parshah for foundational focus, also draw inspiration from the writings and teachings of classical Torah commentators and halakhic authorities, including twentieth-century late Torah Giants like Rav Avigdor Miller and Rav Yosef Ber Soloveitchik, as well as — yibadlu l’chaim — the writings and thoughts of Rav Yissocher Frand, Rav Moshe David Tendler, and Rav Norman Lamm.

Shabbat Mornings –  10:45 am (approximate time)

Delivered by Rav Fischer