Dvar Torah


Carry on My Fragile Son



Carry on My Fragile Son

by Daniel R. Weiss

Last night more than 250 people came to Bornblum for a seminar led by Grace McLaren of First Responder Coaching. With a desire to learn ways to help those in our lives who are fragile, we …

Our Pursuit



Our Pursuit

by Daniel R. Weiss

This week in our Torah Portion, Shoftim, we read the words, צדק צדק תרדף, “Justice, Justice you should pursue”. The word צדק, defined in this instance as “justice” may also mean “righteousness”. It is also the …

Who Stole the Cookies?



Who Stole the Cookies?

by Daniel R. Weiss

Over the course of the summer, our teachers submitted words that they feel are important in our school. Among the words that teachers submitted were; empathy, determination, courage, cooperation, flexibility, respect, leadership, wisdom, kindness, honor, tradition, achievement …

We Are Family



We Are Family

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

חבורה ומשפחה כך הן דומים לכפת אבנים את נוטל ממנה אבן אחת וכולה מתרועעת את נותן עליה אבן אחת וכולה

Nourishing Our Children



Nourishing Our Children

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

This week our students learned about the first paragraph of the Shema, a central prayer in Judaism. The Shema is found

Knowing our “WHY”



Knowing our “WHY”

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

This past week I had the privilege to call myself a Harvard student. Over one-hundred and thirty school leaders from around …

Opening Doors



Opening Doors

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the summer, Mr. Weiss’ column will appear monthly rather than weekly.

Yesterday was Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of …

To Teach, To Listen, To Love



To Teach, To Listen, To Love

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

As kids we are told, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s a lie. Bones …

Removing Stumbling Blocks



Removing Stumbling Blocks

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

In this week’s Torah Portion, Kedoshim, we learn, Lifnei iver lo titten michshol, in front of a blind person, do …

After Death There is Holiness



After Death There is Holiness

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Over 300 people have lost their lives since March 15 in mosques, churches and synagogues due to terrorists entering onto …