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Torah Portion – Pinchas

June 26th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   This week’s portion of Pinchas emphasizes different types of leadership – and especially the necessary switch-over from the authoritative, majestic, scepter-staff leadership of Moses to the very different, humanistic and democratic leadership ... Read More


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TorahPortion — Balak

June 19th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin Who controls the fortune and destiny of nations? Does the ebb and flow of history turn nondescript, banal and ordinary individuals into great heroic personalities, or do those extraordinary heroes create for themselves ... Read More


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Father’s Day-Bible style

June 12th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Binyamin Kagedan/JNS.org The great epic poet Homer once said, “For rarely are sons similar to their fathers; most are worse, and a few are better.” In honor of Father’s Day 2013, JNS.org compiled some quick ... Read More


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TorahPortion — Chukat

June 11th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

  By Rabbi Tzvi Hersch Weinreb Each of the great leaders of the Jewish people, from biblical times down to the present, had his or her own distinctive voice. The voice of Abraham was heard throughout ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Korach

June 4th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “Datan and Aviram went out erect at the entrance of their tents, with their wives, children and infants...’” (Numbers 16:27,30). I have explained in a previous commentary on the biblical portion of Korah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Sh'lach

May 29th, 2013 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin The most difficult incident in the desert was the refusal of the Israelites to conquer the Land of Israel. Had they left Egypt and made their way directly to the Promised Land, the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Sh’lach

May 29th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin The most difficult incident in the desert was the refusal of the Israelites to conquer the Land of Israel. Had they left Egypt and made their way directly to the Promised Land, the ... Read More


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“Covers” inaugurates new division of Folksbiene

May 22nd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

A new play, “Covers,” exploring the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience inaugurates Folksbiene RU, a new initiative of the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene, co-created in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group.  Directed by the acclaimed Russian director Alexandre Marine, ... Read More


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