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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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Torah Portion: Vaetchanan

July 30th, 2012 | by JLedger

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 the destruction of both Holy Temples ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Mattot–Masei

July 18th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

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 the hiring of Balaam to curse ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Pinchas

July 11th, 2012 | by JLedger

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 teacher knows that no two pupils ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Chukat

June 27th, 2012 | by JLedger

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 which the wisest of mortals, King ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Korach

June 19th, 2012 | by JLedger

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 of the scouts) to an actual ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Shelach

June 13th, 2012 | by JLedger

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 to spy out the Land of ... Read More


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