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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Vayigash

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on [Joseph’s] neck.” [Gen. 45:14] This poignant moment when these two brothers are reunited after a separation of twenty-two years ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayeshev

December 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “For the candle is the commandment and the Torah is light.” [Prov. 6:23] As we prepare for the festival of Chanukah – which commences at the conclusion of the Sabbath – it behooves ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayishlach

December 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. And Jacob journeyed to Succot, and built himself a home…” [Gen. 33:16-17] What is Jewish continuity? How might it be attained? Jewish organizations ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Va-yetze

December 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

An excerpt from ToraHighlights, a new book By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs What was Jacob thinking in those dark cold hours when sleep “fled from his eyes” (Genesis 31:40)? Clearly, he was a changed man from ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Toldot

November 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And they said, we saw indeed that the Lord was with you and we said: let there now be an oath between us, between us and you, and let us make a covenant ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chayei Sarah

November 22nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb The list of biblical heroines whose stories delight our children and inspire us at this time of year does not yet include Queen Esther. In this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayera

November 16th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb The election season is finally over. We are especially appreciative of the fact that we no longer have to hear grandiose promises that we all know will not be kept. The ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Lech Lecha

November 9th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “The Lord said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, and from your homeland, and from your father’s home, to the land that I will show you.’” (Gen. 12:1) Abraham’s father, Terah, is ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Noach

November 2nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “And Haran died before his father, in the land of his birth, in Ur Kasdim.” (Gen. 11:28) When it comes to questions of belief, the agnostic is the loneliest of all. On ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bereshit

October 26th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And these are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” (Gen. 2:4) Imagine, for a ... Read More


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