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TorahPortion: Shoftim

TorahPortion: Shoftim

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin You shall appoint judges… [who] will not pervert justice… Righteousness, righteousness shall you pursue… You shall not plant for yourselves an ‘ashera’ (tree used for purposes… Read more »

TORAH PORTION: Re’eh

TORAH PORTION: Re’eh

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I  hadn’t seen my old friend Eli for quite some time. We would run into each other every couple of years, not because we planned… Read more »

TorahPortion: Ekev 

TorahPortion: Ekev 

By Shlomo Riskin “And now Israel what does the Lord Your God ask of you, only to revere the Lord your God and to walk in all of His ways,… Read more »

Torah Portion: Vaetchanan

Torah Portion: Vaetchanan

By Shlomo Riskin “[Nahamu] Comfort you, comfort you, my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1-26) This Shabbat, Va’etchanan – following the fast of the Ninth of Av, our memorial for… Read more »

Torah Portion: Mattot–Masei

Torah Portion: Mattot–Masei

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Our Biblical portion of Mattot opens with God’s vengeance against Midian, an avowed enemy of the Israelites who had joined Balak the King of Moab in… Read more »

Torah Portion: Pinchas

Torah Portion: Pinchas

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb ~ No two children are alike. Every mother of more than one child knows that all children are already different in the womb. Every experienced… Read more »

Torah Portion: Chukat

Torah Portion: Chukat

By Shlomo Riskin ~ One of the unfathomable mysteries of the Bible is this passage about the red heifer, a law which appears to lack any rational explanation, and about… Read more »

Torah Portion: Korach

Torah Portion: Korach

By Shlomo Riskin ~ In this week’s Torah portion, the situation in the desert goes from bad to worse, from the refusal of the Israelites to conquer Israel (the sin… Read more »

Torah Portion: Shelach

Torah Portion: Shelach

A dvar Torah by the Lubavitcher Rebbe of Blessed Memory whose 18th yahrzeit begins Monday evening, June 18. ~ The Torah portion of Shelach relates how Moshe sent twelve individuals… Read more »

Torah Portion: Beha’alotecha

Torah Portion: Beha’alotecha

By Rabbi Shaya Gopin ~ Are the humble in denial? There is a story of a fellow looking to marry, who had a problem with every girl the matchmakers suggested…. Read more »

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