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Torah Portion – Matot 

Torah Portion – Matot 

By Shlomo Riskin   For me, the saddest Book of the Bible is the Book of Numbers according to the Greek, Latin and English translations and the Book of the… Read more »

Torah Portion – Pinchas

Torah Portion – Pinchas

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   Every parent knows this fact, and every teacher can confirm it. No two children are alike. Indeed, it is the recognition of individual differences… Read more »

Torah Portion – Balak

Torah Portion – Balak

By Stephen Fuchs   Too many times to count, I have heard rabbis announce, “We begin our service with Mah Tovu!” And then the rabbi, cantor, choir and congregation or… Read more »

Torah Portion – Hukkat   By Shlomo Riskin   Why was Moses, the greatest prophet who ever lived and who sacrificed a princedom in Egypt to take the Hebrews out… Read more »

Torah Portion – Korach

Torah Portion – Korach

By Shlomo Riskin   “What’s in a name?”, wryly asked the great English playwright William Shakespeare, denying any connection between the appellation and the essence. By contrast, “one’s name defines one’s… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shelach

Torah Portion – Shelach

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hesh Weinreb   Undoubtedly, one of the consequences of the passage of the years is the fading of some, but certainly not all, memories. But it… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shelach

Torah Portion – Shelach

By Shlomo Riskin   “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying ‘send forth for yourself men to explore the land of Canaan…” (Num. 13:1-2) The great sin of humanity was… Read more »

Torah Portion – Naso

Torah Portion – Naso

By Shlomo Riskin   “Speak to Aaron and his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel, say to them:  May the Lord bless you and keep you. … Read more »

Torah Portion – Bamidbar

Torah Portion – Bamidbar

By Shlomo Riskin   “And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of Reuven, Elizur the son of Shedeur. Of Shimon, Shelimuiel the son of… Read more »

Torah Portion – Behukotai

Torah Portion – Behukotai

By Shlomo Riskin   What is the truest definition of freedom? I believe that an exploration of a difference of interpretation between two Talmudic Sages on a phrase in our… Read more »

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