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TORAHPortion: Bereishit

October 10th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin Our nation, Israel, has just concluded a most intensive Festival period that encompasses a rollercoaster of religious emotions. We have moved from the intense soul searching of Rosh Hashanah to the heartfelt prayers ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Ha’azinu

September 24th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Remembering and forgetting are major themes in our Jewish religious tradition. We are commanded, for example, to remember the Sabbath, to remember the lessons to be drawn from the life of ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Vayelech Shabbat Shuvah

September 19th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Rabbi Arye Tzvi Fromer hailed from an obscure town in Poland named Koziglov. He served in the rabbinate of several towns with equally obscure names. His extreme modesty mitigated the spread ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Nitzavim  

September 10th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life” (Deut. 30:19) W hat does ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Ki Tavo 

September 4th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I first learned this lesson in my training as a psychotherapist, long ago. I was seeing a gentleman for a number of problems, including his marital difficulties. I still vividly remember the ... Read More


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TorahPortion: KiTetze 

August 28th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “You shall make ritual fringes on the four corners [literally wings, kanaf in Hebrew] of the garment with which you cover yourself. When a man marries a woman and he cohabits with ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Shoftim

August 21st, 2012 | by ledger_admin

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 of idolatry according to Rashi and ... Read More


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TORAH PORTION: Re’eh

August 14th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

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 it, but because we lived in ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Ekev 

August 6th, 2012 | by JLedger

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, and to love Him and to ... Read More


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