Rabbi Richard J. Israel

Rabbi Richard J. Israel (1929-2000), a Hillel rabbi for most of his professional life, was also an author, marathon runner, beekeeper, and teacher and mentor to many.

Articles by Rabbi Richard J. Israel

7 Ways to Write a D’var Torah

Thinking of your Torah portion commentary as an example of a standard form can help you plan what to say.

D’var Torah Dos and Don’ts

Factor your audience's expectations and the limits of their patience into your presentation about the Torah portion.