Last Shabbat, we celebrated with ten (a minyan!) students who were called up to the Torah as adult b’nai mitzvah. This group studied together weekly for 18 months. They learned prayers to lead the service, they read from the Torah, and each of them prepared a d’var Torah on the week’s parasha, Shemot.
The service was incredible for so many reasons. It was a special event. At the service, we passed out booklets that had all of their divrei Torah printed in it for people to read and enjoy. I would be remiss if I didn’t share their words, though, in a more open space. So, starting today and for the next ten days, I’m going to post one of their divrei Torah here on our synagogue blog. Read through them. I think you’ll enjoy them. Their perspectives are remarkable, and prove that there really are shivim panim ba-Torah, at least seventy faces to Torah.