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Torah Portion – Tazria Metzora

April 26th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” [Lev. 12:3] The mitzvah of circumcision in the portion of Tazria appears in the midst of the discussion of the ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

April 19th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

JACOB BERNSTEIN, son of Carrie Silver-Bernstein and Rick Bernstein, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, April 22 at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury. JACOB DAUM, son of Amy and William Daum, will celebrate his bar ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Shemini

April 19th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed (the two sons of Aaron) and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 10:2). One of the greatest tragedies in biblical history is the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

April 13th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Alongside Moshe, who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major role in the Haggadah, but who is likewise overlooked. This personality is Joseph, ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

April 5th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

PETER BERGANROSS, son of Karina Berg and Joseph Ross, celebrated his bar mizvah on Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden. MIA BROWN, daughter of Sandy and Steven Brown, will celebrate her bat mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shabbat HaGadol–Tsav

April 5th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), begins: “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: command Aaron and his sons…” The “command” relates to the ritual of the burnt offering and of ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

March 29th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

REBECCA BERMAN, daughter of Lisa and Rob Berman, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford. ETHAN BRUDNY, son of Yitzhak Brudny and Catherine Reed, will celebrate his ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Vayikra

March 29th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Speak to the children of Israel, when any human being of you shall bring from themselves a sacrifice to God from the cattle, from the herd or from the flock…” [Lev. 1:2] What ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

March 22nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

LOGAN BUD JACOBS, son of David and Fernanda Jacobs, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, March 25 at Temple Sinai in Newington. JAKE KAPLAN, son of Carl and Nancy Kaplan, will celebrate his bar mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayakhel-Pekudai 

March 22nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And he erected the courtyard around the sanctuary and the altar, set up the screen gate of the courtyard; and Moses completed the work.” [Ex. 40:33] Why repeat all the details of the construction ... Read More


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