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Torah Portion – Bo

January 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin I have always been most fascinated — and confounded — by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be tangible? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Va’era

January 6th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart … (and he) will not listen to you.” (Exodus 7:3-4) I vividly remember the first Introduction to Judaism class I taught as a young rabbi. When ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shemot

December 30th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Book of Exodus begins the story of the people of Israel, the nation that developed from the household of Jacob. Many are the differences between this book and the Book of Genesis, ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Vayehi

December 22nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Vayehi (Genesis 47:28-50:26), our forefather Jacob calls one of his sons, Issachar, a “thick-boned donkey.” Surprisingly, not only does Issachar not take umbrage at his father’s ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

David's Star on Torah ca. 2001

B’NAI MITZVAH

December 9th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

NOTE: The Ledger will not publish a Dec. 18 issue. Instead, we will publish a double issue on Dec. 25. This end-of-year issue is a wrap-up of 2015 and will not include a b’nai mitzvah list. ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Miketz

December 9th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The festival of Chanukah celebrates the military victory of the Judeans over the Hellenist Syrians in the second century BCE, as recorded in the Al Hanissim thanksgiving prayer added to our Amida prayers ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

David's Star on Torah ca. 2001

December 2nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  RACHEL GARDINER, daughter of Pamela and Kyle Gardiner, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury. KATYA GOTTLIEB, daughter of Lori Gottlieb, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Vayeshev 

December 2nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb You thought your life would run smoothly, right? We all do. Then, something comes off, tragic or happy, which proves to us that life is not smooth at all, and ... Read More


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  • Possibly The Greatest Denunciation of Anti-Semitism Ever

    What would the world be like if every European leader delivered a speech like this one, by the prime minister of France?Thank you to the ADL - Anti-Defamation League for translating and adding subtitles and StandWithUs for posting.

    Posted by The Jewish Standard on Friday, February 13, 2015