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Torah Portion – Shemini

April 11th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin ‘And when Moses heard [Aaron’s argument] it found favor in his eyes’ (Leviticus 10:19) Our biblical portion opens with the exalting and exultant ceremonies of the consecration of the desert sanctuary, closely followed ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Eighth day of Pesach

April 3rd, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “…God made the people take a roundabout path, by way of the desert…” [Ex. 13:18]. Having observed the Passover seder just one week ago, we would do well to reflect back on that ... Read More


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Torah Portion – The First Days of Pesach

March 28th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Passover Seder we will be soon be celebrating is an evening dedicated first and foremost to the relationship between the generations, to parents communicating to their children the agony and the ecstasy ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

March 21st, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

SARA GELEN, daughter of Erica and Marc Gelen, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 24 at Congregfation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester. MARISSA JACOBY, daughter of Janet Jacoby and Milt Jacoby, will celebrate ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tzav

March 21st, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As we get older, our perspective changes with regard to the age-old question of who is a child and who is an adult. At what age does one pass from the ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

March 14th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

JANELLE ESCALANTE, daughter of Rebecca Escalante, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 17 at Congregation Or Shalom in Orange. JAMIE SCHWARTZ, daughter of Erika and Robert Schwartz, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayikra

March 14th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The opening words of this third book of the Bible, the book of Vayikra, tells us that God first called to Moses and then communicated to him a specific message concerning the sacrificial ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

March 7th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

KATE FRIEDMAN, daughter of Valerie and Eron Friedman, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 10 at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield. JACK HIRSHFIELD, son of Elizabeth Kenney and James Hirshfield, will celebrate his bar ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayakhel-Pekudei

March 7th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

My wife and I were walking down the long airport corridor on the way to the boarding gate. There was a couple coming toward us and, as they came closer, there was something vaguely familiar about ... Read More


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