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TorahPortion – Vayeshev

November 20th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “They said to one another, ‘Here comes that dreamer! Come, now, let us murder him and throw him into one of the pits…’” (Gen. 37:19). “We are such stuff as dreams are made ... Read More


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Kosherfest 2013

November 20th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Howard Blas SECAUCUS, N.J. – This year, even the ticket agent in Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal knew about Kosherfest – and that the 320 bus, leaving from gate 231, takes visitors to the annual ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayishlach

November 13th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin Israel’s military operation “Pillar of Defense” was greatly successful in ending the rocket attacks on the residents in the south whose lives were constantly being threatened by rocket fire from Hamas, the same ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayetze

November 6th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “And he confronted the place and lodged there because the sun had set …”’ (Genesis 28:11) Jacob, the last of the patriarchs, is forced by his brother, Esau, to leave his ancestral home ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Toldot

October 30th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Disillusionment. I first learned about it on a park bench on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where I attended high school. I learned about it from three old gentlemen, each ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chayei Sarah

October 23rd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I grew up, as I imagine most of you did, believing in the basic principles of democracy. My parents and grandparents deeply appreciated the freedoms that they experienced in the United ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayera

October 16th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “And the two of them went together… And the two of them went together” (Genesis 22:6, 8) In previous commentaries, I have queried which of the two major protagonists of the akeda (binding of ... Read More


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TorahPortion – Lech Lecha

October 9th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin Abraham is the founder of the Hebrew nation and the path-breaker who created the Hebrew religion. From this portion in the 12th chapter of the Book of Genesis until the last word of ... Read More


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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was 93

October 9th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Yehuda Shlezinger and Israel Hayom/JNS.org Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former chief Sephardi rabbi of Israel and the spiritual leader of the Orthodox Shas party, died Monday, Oct. 7 in Jerusalem of complications from multiple organ failure. ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Noach

October 2nd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “I have set My bow in the clouds, and it shall serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth” (Genesis 9:13) The rainbow is the symbol of the very ... Read More


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