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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Balak

July 20th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Frustration. Disillusionment. But also insight and a lifelong intellectual perspective. That is how I would describe the experience I am about to share with you. It all started with Dostoevsky. That’s ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Parshat Chukat

July 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “G-d spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, ‘This is the ordinance (chukat) of the Torah which G-d has commanded, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring a completely red heifer, ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shelach

June 29th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin In the process of becoming a nation, the Jewish peo­ple committed any number of sins, but one in particular, as recorded in this week’s por­tion, Shelach, dwarfs all others. The events are as ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Beha’alotcha

June 22nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: when you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the menorah” (Num. 8:2). Our Torah portion opens with the kindling of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Naso 

June 15th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bamidbar Shavuot

June 8th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Scroll of Ruth is a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora inter-marriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bechukotai

June 1st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb It has been my good fortune to have traveled widely and to have visited many interesting cities. Invariably, I bought guidebooks before each such visit, with detailed itineraries describing the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Behar

May 25th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “If your brother becomes destitute and is then sold to you, you shall not make him work like a slave.” (Leviticus 25:39) If indeed Judaism gave the world the idea and ideal of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Emor

May 18th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Dead. Unburied. Abandoned. Forgotten. What can be a worse fate? Some years ago, I finished a very moving novel about the events immediately preceding World War I and the fate of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Kedoshim

May 11th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin These seven words – “You shall love your friend as yourself” – are designated by the renowned Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva as “the greatest rule of the Torah” (J.T. Nedarim 30b), the ... Read More


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