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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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TorahPortion — Sukkot

September 18th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “You shall dwell in booths for seven days… So that your generations will know that I caused the children of Israel to dwell in booths when I took them out of the land ... Read More


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Nitzavim-Vayelech

August 28th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In just a few days we usher in a new year, and by the time we read the next Torah portion it will already be the year 5774. Without a doubt, ... Read More


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