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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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TORAHPortion: Terumah

February 12th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Shlomo Riskin ‘You shall make a menorah out of pure gold… its base, stem… And flowers… and its six branches extending from its sides, three branches on one side of the menorah and three branches ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Mishpatim

February 5th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I have to thank my dear parents, may they rest in peace, for many things. I must especially thank them for having chosen to provide me with a yeshiva day school education. This ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Yitro

January 30th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb She was the daughter of Holocaust survivors, but she was not Jewish. Her parents were Polish citizens who, heroically, and at the risk of their own lives, rescued Jews from certain ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Beshalach

January 21st, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin The splitting of the Red (Reed) Sea was the remarkable miracle that climaxed the Ten Plagues and indisputably confirmed the Hebrews as free people. The Egyptians had chased them into the desert, hoping ... Read More


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TORAHPortion: Bo

January 15th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin ‘May the renewal of the moon be for you [the Festival of] the first day of each month; this month being for you the first of the months of the year’ (Exodus 12:2) ... Read More


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