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Torah Portion – Va’etchanan

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was very fortunate as a young boy. Very few of my friends had living grandparents. Their families had recently arrived in America, and their grandparents remained behind in Eastern Europe ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Devarim

August 10th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Tisha B’Av begins the evening of Saturday, August 13 By Shlomo Riskin The bleakest fast of the Hebrew calendar is on the ninth of Av, Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem (in ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Matot-Masei

August 3rd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I hadn’t seen my friend for quite some time, and we both were delighted when we ran into each other by chance that afternoon. We spent a few minutes catching up ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Pinhas

July 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin At the end of last week’s portion, we read that a prince of the tribe of Shimon publicly cohabited with a Midianite princess in front of Moses and the weeping assemblage of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Balak

July 20th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Frustration. Disillusionment. But also insight and a lifelong intellectual perspective. That is how I would describe the experience I am about to share with you. It all started with Dostoevsky. That’s ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Parshat Chukat

July 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “G-d spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, ‘This is the ordinance (chukat) of the Torah which G-d has commanded, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring a completely red heifer, ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shelach

June 29th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin In the process of becoming a nation, the Jewish peo­ple committed any number of sins, but one in particular, as recorded in this week’s por­tion, Shelach, dwarfs all others. The events are as ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Beha’alotcha

June 22nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: when you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the menorah” (Num. 8:2). Our Torah portion opens with the kindling of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Naso 

June 15th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and ... Read More


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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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