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TorahPortion Ve’etchanan Shabbat Nachamu

July 16th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin  “Comfort you, comfort you, My People” (Isaiah 40:1) The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is known as the Shabbat of Comfort, a phrase taken from the first verse of the prophetic reading from Isaiah. ... Read More


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The Talking Books are Live!

July 10th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

In the spring of 2011, two Fellows from the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. picked up more than 200 Yiddish books from the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. They brought those tapes back to the ... Read More


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Torah Portion Devarim

July 10th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin  “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore, love truth and peace.’” ... Read More


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Matot Masei

July 3rd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin The tribes of Gad and Reuven are so taken with the grazing potential of the land east of the Jordan River that they request permission to remain there and establish their settlement. Moses ... Read More


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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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