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Torah Portion – Parashat Va-yehi

December 30th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs When Jacob dies, Joseph’s brothers fear that he will take revenge on them for selling him away as a slave (Genesis 50:15). When his brothers throw themselves on Joseph’s mercy, he ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Miketz

December 17th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As December 25 approaches, we see the evidence that we do indeed live in a predominantly Christian country. Images of Santa Claus and his reindeer, evergreen trees with dazzling decorations, crucifixes ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chaye Sara

November 12th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

By Shlomo Riskin We recently marked one year since the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the great halachic and political leader of millions of Jews throughout Israel and the world. Our portion this week devotes an ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Tazria-Metzora

April 10th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin “Then he shall sprinkle [the mixture] seven times upon the person being purified from the tzara’at; he shall purify him and set the live bird free upon the open field” (Leviticus 14:7). One ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Shmini

April 3rd, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin This week’s Torah reading presents an awesome and awful scene of the heights of ecstasy merged with the depth of despair. The desert sanctuary is being dedicated, sacrifices to the Almighty are offered, ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Shabbat Chol Hamoed

March 27th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the Children of Israel and let them travel’ (Exodus 14:15) The climax of the Festival of Passover, the festival’s ... Read More


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Shabbat Hagadol Tzav

March 19th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin ‘Behold, I send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And he [Elijah] will turn [back to God] the hearts of the parents through ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Vayikra

March 13th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin If the Jewish state could be revived virtually from the ashes of destruction after 2,000 years, then why hasn’t the Sanhedrin, the great Jewish court of the 1st and 2nd Commonwealths, been revived? ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Vayakhel Pekudei

March 5th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin The details of the construction of the Sanctuary together with all of its furnishings and the garments of the Priest-Kohanim are painstakingly and exquisitely described when God issues the commandment (in the portions ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Ki Tisa

February 25th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin Why does the name of God not appear throughout the Scroll of Esther – unlike all of the other 24 books of the Bible, which feature His name in almost every verse? Ki ... Read More


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