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Torah Portion – Hukat

June 24th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “This is the statute of the Torah which the Lord has commanded saying, ‘Speak to the Children of Israel and they shall take for you a red heifer…”’ (Num. 19:2). The mystical ritual of ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Korach

June 18th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Conflict resolution is one of the most important tasks in human relations at every level. What are some of the strategies available to foster conflict resolution? One of the most interesting ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shelach

June 10th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs In the second year of their journey from Egypt, God instructs Moses to send twelve scouts, one from each of the twelve Israelite tribes, to spy on the Promised Land (Numbers 13 ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Beha’alotcha

June 3rd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite (Midianite) woman he had taken to wife (and divorced) ….And they said, ‘Did the Lord speak only to Moses? Did He not ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Naso

May 27th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Few passages in the Bible are as well known as the Priestly Benediction. In Israel, the kohanim (priests) rise to bless the congregation every morning, while in the Diaspora Ashkenazi Jews are permitted ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bamidbar/Shavuot

May 20th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinberg The Ten Commandments and the Book of Ruth are two very different biblical texts, yet they both will be read on the upcoming festival of Shavuot. These two texts are as ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Behar-Bechukotai 

May 13th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And you shall count for yourselves seven cycles of Sabbatical years, seven years, seven times… forty-nine years… you shall sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom throughout the land for all its inhabitants; ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Emor

May 6th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel” (Lev. 22:32). The portion of Emor opens with a strange commandment to the kohanim-priests of Israel: “And the Lord said ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

April 29th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs What gives meaning to a bar or bat mitzvah? Is it a flawless presentation of the Torah and Haftorah readings? Is it a great party afterwards? These questions were on my mind as ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tazria-Metzora

April 22nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb He did most of his writing and public speaking almost exactly one hundred years ago. He had no secular education, and it is doubtful that he even read the newspapers of ... Read More


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  • Possibly The Greatest Denunciation of Anti-Semitism Ever

    What would the world be like if every European leader delivered a speech like this one, by the prime minister of France?Thank you to the ADL - Anti-Defamation League for translating and adding subtitles and StandWithUs for posting.

    Posted by The Jewish Standard on Friday, February 13, 2015