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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Lech Lecha

November 9th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “The Lord said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, and from your homeland, and from your father’s home, to the land that I will show you.’” (Gen. 12:1) Abraham’s father, Terah, is ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Noach

November 2nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “And Haran died before his father, in the land of his birth, in Ur Kasdim.” (Gen. 11:28) When it comes to questions of belief, the agnostic is the loneliest of all. On ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bereshit

October 26th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And these are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” (Gen. 2:4) Imagine, for a ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Haazinu

October 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Why must Sukkot occur in such close proximity to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? A fresh analysis of a famous dispute in the Talmud regarding precisely what it is that the sukkah commemorates ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayelech

October 5th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Now, therefore write this song for you, and teach it to the People of Israel…” (Deut. 31:19) Is Yom Kippur a happy day or a sad day? Many associate the Day of Atonement ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Nitzavim

September 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Not with you alone do I establish this covenant and this oath, but with those who are here with us standing today before the Lord our God and with those who are not ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

September 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Cursed be the individual who does not uphold the words of this Torah.” (Deut. 27:26) Although I have been blessed with many magnificent students over my many decades of teaching, I shall never ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Teitze

September 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “…you must obliterate the memory of Amalek from under the heavens; you must not forget.” (Deuteronomy 25:19) In the age of ISIS, how can we rid the world of terrorist ideologies fueled by raging ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shoftim

September 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I love metaphors. An apt metaphor can help stimulate boundless creativity and can lead to a deeper and richer understanding of the concept being studied. Take, for example, the metaphor of ... Read More


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