From the Rabbi

Writings and musings from Or Shalom’s Rabbi Hannah Dresner


photo courtesy: Anita Laura Fonseca


All material © Hannah Dresner

Rabbi Hannah’s Weekly Reflections

Rosh Hashanah 5782 Dvar – We Don’t Accept Fate; We Co-Create Our World

Bo El Paroh – Go, Confront the Pharaoh!

Vayishlach – Blessed by the Injuring Angel

Rosh Hashanah 5781 Dvar – We’re Right Here 

Ki Teitze – Be Mindful of What Emerges from You

Parshat Ekev – On Being a Sanctuary

Parshat Pinchas – Leading with Love

Parashat Korach – Rending Open the Status Quo

Parashat Shlach Lecha – Stretch Yourself!

Parshat Beha’alotcha Wherein Miriam is Punished with Whiteness

Parashat Naso – Everyone Has the Right to Feel Blessed


Parashat Emor

Acharei Mot/Kedoshim


Lessons in the Week of Gevurah During Covid-19

Hannah’s Passover Message: Pesach 5780

Tzav/Shabbat Hagadol – Our Internal Altars, Always Lit

Vayikra – ויקרא • The Little “Aleph”

Vayakhel Pekudei – Let Us Be Strong and Strengthen Each Other

Rabbi Hannah’s Divrei Torah and Writings

On Being an Artist-Rabbi (published on CLI Forum and eJewish Philanthropy), January 2, 2020

High Holiday Sermons 5780/ 2019:
Rosh Hashanah I Was Asleep But My Heart Awoke
Yom Kippur Limbic Lava for Kol Nidre

Zachor – Remember. Purim in the Week of Christchurch – D’var Torah by Rabbi Hannah Dresner, March 16, 2019.

Birth of Spring / Birth of our People / Birth of our Perpetual Becoming

God Believes in Evolution

Tzchok (צחק) in the Golden Calf Narrative

Holy Listening in the Hannah Narrative

What does the Sovereign One desire?

Parashat Pinchas, Wherein God Welcomes Human Questioning

Dvar Torah for Shabbat Hagadol April 16, 2016

If We Build This World In Love

On Interfaith Marriage

The Red Heifer, a dvar Torah for Or Shalom