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Torah Portion – Noach

October 14th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32), we are introduced to that majestic personality, our patriarch Abraham, originally Abram. We learn of his birth to his father, Terah; of the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bereshit 

October 7th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs It was with some trepidation that I arrived at the regional Lutheran Pastor’s convention in the quaint German town of Preetz. I had been invited by Pastor Anke Wolff-Steger to keynote ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Sukkot

September 30th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin What are we actually celebrating and what is the true meaning of the symbol of the sukkah? Is it the sukkah of our desert wanderings, the temporary hut that the Israelites constructed ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Ha’azinu 

September 22nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Recently we marked the 14th anniversary of what has come to be referred to as “9/11.” Very many of my acquaintances were on or near the scene of the collapsed World ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shabbat Shuvah: Vayelech

September 16th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Many years ago, my wife and I were living in a suburb of Washington, D.C., where I was pursuing postgraduate studies at the Washington School of Psychiatry. To help make ends ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Nitzavim 

September 8th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Behold, I give before you this day the life and the good, the death and the evil… blessing and curse; and you shall choose life, so that you will live, you and your ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

September 2nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb We all have our secret lives. I don’t mean to say that each of us has a sinister side, which we wickedly act out in some deep, dark, private world. What ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

August 26th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “An illegitimate person [mamzer] shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even his tenth generation shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord” (Deut. 23:3). One of the most difficult biblical ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shoftim

August 19th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “When you come to the land the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and live therein, and you say, ‘I will set a king over myself, like all the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 12th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Behold I give before you this day a blessing and a curse. The blessing, when you will hearken to the commandments of the Lord your God… and the curse, if you will not hearken to ... Read More


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