Thought

Is study greater or is action greater?…Study is greater, as study leads to action. –Talmud Kiddushin 40b

What draws us to care about Israel?

D’VAR TORAH / SERMON
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
YOM KIPPUR DAY
10 TISHREI 5779 / SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Rise Up, Together: The importance of community

D’VAR TORAH / SERMON
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
KOL NIDREI
10 TISHREI 5779 / SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Expanding the circles of responsibility

D’VAR TORAH / SERMON
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1
1 TISHREI 5779 / SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

In the beginning, G-d created spiritual return

D’VAR TORAH / SERMON
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
EREV ROSH HASHANAH 5779
1 TISHREI 5779 / SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

One year since Charlottesville, in Vermont

D’VAR TORAH / SERMON
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
30 AV 5778 / AUGUST 10, 2018

A love founded on faith and gratitude

D’ VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
AUGUST 3, 2018 / 23 AV 5778

Torah says: Kill the women and children?!?

D’VAR TORAH/SERMON
1 AV 5778 // JULY 13, 2018
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
PARASHAT MATOT-MASEI AND W. GUNTHER PLAUT

Holy work, in harmonious key

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
MAY 25, 2018 // 12 SIVAN 5778
PARASHAT NASO

When life gives us lemons: Finding our locus of control

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
APRIL 27, 2018 // 13 IYYAR 5778

 My zaidie and bubbie’s story of the war

READ THIS PIECE FROM THE VERMONT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

How do Stowe churches keep the faith?

READ THE ARTICLE FROM THE STOWE REPORTER

Holy Time, Holy Space

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
MARCH 9, 2018 // 23 ADAR 5778
PARASHAT VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI

Unlikely Allies Open a Homeless Shelter in Lamoille County

READ THE ARTICLE FROM SEVEN DAYS

The real purpose of Passover

RABBI DAVID FAINSILBER
JANUARY 12, 2018 // 26 TEVET 5778
VORT // A WORD OF TORAH

#MeToo + Jewish text

CLERGY LETTER
RABBI DAVID FAINSILBER
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2018

Working across faiths and communities to keep our neighbors warm

RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
JANUARY 2018

Thanksgiving: Endless gratitude and much needed repair

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
NOVEMBER 24, 2017 // 7 KISLEV 5778

What it takes to keep your marriage going for 65 years

In honor of Al & Gretchen

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
DECEMBER 29, 2017 // 12 TEVET 5778
PARASHAT VAYECHI – JACOB’S LEGACY

Telling Our Stories

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
OCTOBER 13, 2017 // 24 TISHREI 5778

Lessons for 2017, from an ancient time

D’VAR TORAH
RABI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
NOVEMBER 3, 2017 // 15 CHESHVAN 5778
VAYERA

Reduced-Guilt Judaism

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID FAINSILBER
KOL NIDREI 5778
KEEPING JEWISH GUILT IN ITS PLACE AND MOVING TOWARDS A MORE CONSCIOUS JUDAISM

Post-Charlottesville, how do we want to be remembered?

D’VAR TORAH
YOM KIPPUR DAY 5778
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER

The 10-Minute Challenge

THE 10-MINUTE CHALLENGE D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
1 TISHREI 5778 // SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1

A story from Morris Treibitz, Alone, but not lonely,
with commentary from Rabbi David Benjamin Fainsilber

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 // 1 TISHREI 5778

The voice of love wins over all

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
AUGUST 18, 2017 // 27 AV 5777

To know you are to die

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
JULY 14, 2017 // 21 TAMMUZ 5777
PARASHAT PINCHAS

Death, mourning, loss and hope

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
9 AV 5776 // AUGUST 12, 2016

A Blessing Upon All Children

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
DECEMBER 2, 2016 // 3 KISLEV 5777

Disco Dreidle

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
2 TEVET 5777 // DECEMBER 30, 2016

Cut

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER AND THE SLONIMER REBBE
MAY 26, 2017 // 2 SIVAN 5777
BEMIDBAR

Once, we helped refugees because they were Jewish. Today we help refugees because we are Jewish.

YOM KIPPUR DAY 5777
10 TISHREI 5777 // OCTOBER 12, 2016

REFUGEE CRISIS

A Prayer for the 2016 Election

D’VAR TORAH
KOL NIDREI 5777
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
AVINU MALKEINU / אבינו מלכנו

Say more “yes” and “no” less

1 TISHERI 5777 // OCTOBER 3, 2016
OLAM CHESED

This is the moment

5 NISAN 5777 // MARCH 31, 2017
MISHKAN/TABERNACLE.  5777/2017.  BAR MITZVAH.

In Our Bodies

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID FAINSILBER
APRIL 8, 2016 // ROSH HODESH NISAN 5776
PARASHAT TAZRIA, MELISSA NATHAN GERSON’S WORKSHOP, MASECHET EIRUVIN
IN OUR BODIES

For All You Vermont Jews

D’VAR TORAH
RABBI DAVID BENJAMIN FAINSILBER
JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF VERMONT SHABBATON AND SUMMIT
APRIL 1, 2016 // 23 ADAR II 5776
FOR ALL YOU VERMONT JEWS