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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 »

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 »

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