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Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set… Read more »

KOLOT – Elul Thoughts Before Embarking for Germany

KOLOT – Elul Thoughts Before Embarking for Germany

By Rabbi Stephen Fuchs One of my most precious possessions is a copy of the Talmudic tractate Kiddushin printed in Munich in 1946 on presses once used for Nazi propaganda…. Read more »

Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Now that I am becoming a bit older myself, I find that my attitude has become negative and critical of the contemporary world around me…. Read more »

Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

By Shlomo Riskin “When a man takes a woman and has relations with her…” (Deut. 24:1) As a very young Rabbi I had the privilege of visiting one of the… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shofetim

Torah Portion – Shofetim

By Shlomo Riskin “When you draw near to a city to wage war against it you shall [first] call out to it for peace” (Deuteronomy 20:10). Despite the bad press… Read more »

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 »

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