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Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

April 17th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

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. Fascinatingly, alongside Moshe, who is not ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Aharei Mot

April 9th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

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. 18:5). It is fascinating that our ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Leviticus

April 1st, 2014 | by ledger_admin

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 souls? Do nations? In the opening ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tazria

March 26th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

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, I had a clear image of ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shemini

March 19th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

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 the tragic death of the two ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tzav

March 12th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   What is the Biblical definition of proper service of the Almighty? To what extent is the sacrificial cult a critical part of Jewish Divine service, and where do we place the sacrifices ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayikra

March 5th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   “When a human being (adam) brings from amongst you a sacrificial offering to the Lord…” (Lev. 1:1-2) The Book of Leviticus is known throughout our Midrashic literature as Torat Kohanim, The Teachings ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Pekudai

February 26th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   “And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the Sanctuary. And Moses was unable to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud rested upon ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayakhel

February 19th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   “(Bezalel) made two golden cherubs, hammering them out from the two ends of the cover (kapporet)… The cherubs had their wings outstretched upward so as to shield  the ark-cover with their wings; ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tisa

February 12th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin   “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with ... Read More


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