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Torah Portion – Re’eh

Torah Portion – Re’eh

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… Read more »

Torah Portion – Eikev

Torah Portion – Eikev

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… Read more »

Torah Portion – Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

Torah Portion – Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

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… Read more »

Torah Portion – Devarim

Torah Portion – Devarim

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… Read more »

Torah Portion – Masei

Torah Portion – Masei

By Shlomo Riskin   “And Aaron the High Priest went up to Mount Hor at the word of the Lord and died there…” (Num. 33:38) In this week’s Biblical portion,… Read more »

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 »

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