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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 »

In time for Mother’s Day…daughters reflect on their Jewish mothers

In time for Mother’s Day…daughters reflect on their Jewish mothers

By Debra Rubin/JNS.org   Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them… Read more »

Torah Portion – Behar

Torah Portion – Behar

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   My father, may he rest in peace, worked for many years in the garment industry for a company which manufactured ladies’ apparel, known… Read more »

Torah Portion – Emor

Torah Portion – Emor

By Shlomo Riskin   “They shall direct My people as to what is sacred and what is mundane; they shall inform them as to what is ritually impure and what… Read more »

Torah Portion – Kedoshim

Torah Portion – Kedoshim

By Rabbi Ilana C. Garber   What was one of the holiest moments in your life? I remember my wedding day: standing under the chupah with my beloved, participating in… Read more »

Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

By Shlomo Riskin   While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook…. Read more »

Torah Portion – Aharei Mot

Torah Portion – Aharei Mot

By Shlomo Riskin   “And you shall observe My decrees and My laws which a human being shall perform and he shall live by them; I am the Lord” (Lev…. Read more »

Torah Portion – Leviticus

Torah Portion – Leviticus

By Shlomo Riskin   “This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing, he shall be brought unto the priest” (Lev. 14:2). Do houses have… Read more »

Torah Portion – Tazria

Torah Portion – Tazria

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   Have you ever been asked the question, “What is your earliest memory?” I have been asked that question many times. Considering the question posed,… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shemini

Torah Portion – Shemini

By Shlomo Riskin   The two main subjects dealt with in this week’s Torah portion of Shemini seem to be totally removed one from the other. First, we read of… Read more »

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