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Torah Portion – Rosh Hashana

September 24th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin What is the essence of our faith, the purpose for which the Jewish people have been placed in the world? The answer is to be found within the central prayer of our Rosh ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 17th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set of political principles. The principles I ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

September 10th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Now that I am becoming a bit older myself, I find that my attitude has become negative and critical of the contemporary world around me. It is at such moments that ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

September 3rd, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “When a man takes a woman and has relations with her…” (Deut. 24:1) As a very young Rabbi I had the privilege of visiting one of the most revered halakhic scholars; Rav Henkin, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shofetim

August 27th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “When you draw near to a city to wage war against it you shall [first] call out to it for peace” (Deuteronomy 20:10). Despite the bad press we constantly receive at the hands ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 20th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “But the place which the Lord your God shall choose from among all of your tribes to place His Name there, for His dwelling place, shall you seek and shall you come there. ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Eikev

August 13th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child-rearing. In that capacity, I have frequently been asked to review ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

August 6th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   “Comfort you comfort you my nation, says the Lord your God.”  (Isaiah 40: 1)  This Shabbat takes its name from our prophetic reading (Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of comfort.) Indeed, the entire month is ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Devarim

July 30th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   The popular media often accuses the Jewish people of an obsession. Some accuse us good-humoredly of an obsession with food. Others maliciously accuse us of being obsessed with money. I agree ... Read More


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