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Torah Portion

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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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Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17), invariably is read near the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul. Elul is the last month of the year before Rosh Hashanah. It ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Eikev

August 24th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child rearing. In that capacity, I have frequently been asked to review ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Va’etchanan

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was very fortunate as a young boy. Very few of my friends had living grandparents. Their families had recently arrived in America, and their grandparents remained behind in Eastern Europe ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Devarim

August 10th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Tisha B’Av begins the evening of Saturday, August 13 By Shlomo Riskin The bleakest fast of the Hebrew calendar is on the ninth of Av, Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem (in ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Matot-Masei

August 3rd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I hadn’t seen my friend for quite some time, and we both were delighted when we ran into each other by chance that afternoon. We spent a few minutes catching up ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Pinhas

July 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin At the end of last week’s portion, we read that a prince of the tribe of Shimon publicly cohabited with a Midianite princess in front of Moses and the weeping assemblage of ... Read More


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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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