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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Tezaveh

March 8th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb At this time of year, just before the joyous holiday of Purim, we become keenly aware of the role of the uniforms of royalty. The book of Esther reaches its happy ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Terumah

March 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And they shall make Me a mishkan, that I may dwell among them.” [Ex. 25:8] What is the significance of the mishkan (tabernacle) to Judaism, the Jewish people, and the world? Two perspectives ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Mishpatim

February 22nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “When [Hebrew: ‘im’] you lend money to My people, to the poor person with you, you shall not behave toward him as a lender; you shall not impose interest upon him.” [Ex. 22:24] ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Yitro

February 15th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, we read of a very rich relationship between a son-in-law, Moses, and his father-in-law, Yitro. Of course, we first read of their connection much earlier ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Beshalach

February 8th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Moses brought the bones of Joseph with him, since [Joseph] had adjured the children of Israel to take an oath; [Joseph] had said, ‘God will surely remember you; bring up my bones ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bo

February 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16), we encounter an individual who arguably was the most stubborn person in the history of mankind. I speak, of course, of Pharaoh, the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shemot

January 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was always taught of the advantage of simplicity in language. My favorite author during my adolescence was Ernest Hemingway, and I remember reading comments that he made criticizing those who ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayechi

January 11th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Judah, to you shall your brothers give homage” (Gen. 49:8) The climax of our biblical portion of Vayechi – and indeed of the entire Book of Genesis – comes in the death-bed scene ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayigash

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on [Joseph’s] neck.” [Gen. 45:14] This poignant moment when these two brothers are reunited after a separation of twenty-two years ... Read More


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