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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bamidbar Shavuot

June 8th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Scroll of Ruth is a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora inter-marriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bechukotai

June 1st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb It has been my good fortune to have traveled widely and to have visited many interesting cities. Invariably, I bought guidebooks before each such visit, with detailed itineraries describing the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Behar

May 25th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “If your brother becomes destitute and is then sold to you, you shall not make him work like a slave.” (Leviticus 25:39) If indeed Judaism gave the world the idea and ideal of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Emor

May 18th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Dead. Unburied. Abandoned. Forgotten. What can be a worse fate? Some years ago, I finished a very moving novel about the events immediately preceding World War I and the fate of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Kedoshim

May 11th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin These seven words – “You shall love your friend as yourself” – are designated by the renowned Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva as “the greatest rule of the Torah” (J.T. Nedarim 30b), the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Acharei Mot

May 4th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb There is much that the Torah leaves to our imagination — as if to encourage us to fill in the missing links on our own. One outstanding example of such an ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Pesach–First Days

April 19th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin The Festival of Passover is called by our sages “the time of our freedom,” the celebration of our exodus from Egypt. It is also Biblically known as the “Festival of Matzot.” The ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Metzorah

April 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin “And He shall restore the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.” (Mal. 3:24) This coming Sabbath is known as Shabbat Hagadol, the ... Read More


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