Torah Commentary

Torah Commentary

Parsha Netzavim: Preparing for Renewal

Parsha Netzavim: Preparing for Renewal 27 Elul 5778 | September 7, 2018 Listen to Zelig Golden's Dvar Torah (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded September 7, 2018 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Parsha Naso: Uprighting the Capsized Ship

Parsha Naso: Uprighting the Capsized Ship 11 Sivan 5778 | March 25, 2018 Listen to Zelig Golden's Dvar Torah (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded May 25, 2018 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Eternal Fire, Burning the Chametz, Preparing for Liberation

Eternal Fire, Burning the Chametz, Preparing for Liberation 7 Nisan 5778 | March 23, 2018 Listen to Zelig Golden's Dvar Torah (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded March 23, 2018 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Opening Our Hearts to Freedom

Opening Our Hearts to Freedom 25 Tevet 5778 | January 12, 2018 Listen to Zelig Golden's Dvar Torah (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded January 12, 2018 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Heart of Fire

Heart of Fire: Dvar Smicha at ALEPH:Alliance for Jewish Renewal rabbinic ordination 20 Tevet 5778 | January 7, 2018 Full text below. The book of Exodus, Shmot, which we just began reading, literally means "Names," reminding us that rooting in lineage is

Parsha Noach: Feeding the Sacred

Parsha Noach: Feeding the Sacred 1 Cheshvan 5778 | October 20, 2017 Today we breathe a little easier because thank God the rains have finally arrived and the Santa Rosa fires just north are all but contained. But the fires have left many of us

Moshe, You’ve Gone Too Far

Moshe, You’ve Gone Too Far: Why Korach’s Rebellion Was Revolutionary 29 Sivan 5777 | June 23, 2017 Listen to Ariel Root Wolpe’s drash (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded June 23, 2017 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.

Shmita and Our New Story

Love and Rebuke, Shmita and Our New Story — Parhot Be-Har and Be-Hokkati 22 Iyyar 5777 | May 18, 2017  By Maggid Zelig Golden In this week’s parsha Be-Har (on the mountain) and Be-Hukkotai (by my decrees) we are first given the agricultural law of Shmita, a

The Sacred Fire of Pesach

by Maggid Zelig Golden 11 Nisan 5777 | April 7, 2017 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded April 9, 2017 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California.