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Torah Portion – Vayeshev 

December 2nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb You thought your life would run smoothly, right? We all do. Then, something comes off, tragic or happy, which proves to us that life is not smooth at all, and ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Vayishlach

November 24th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Our sages taught us that “ma’aseh avot siman labanim,” the stories of the Patriarchs are precursors for what will happen to their descendants. In other words, history repeats itself. Rabbi Moses ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Vayetze

November 18th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin A fascinating aspect of the strife and the strivings of the familial development of the house of Abraham and Sarah is the stark contrast between the courtships of Isaac and Jacob. Isaac and ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Toldot

November 11th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Isaac loved Esau, because the game was in his mouth; but Rebekah loved Jacob.” (Genesis 25:28) Of all the myriads of questions which rise up from this week’s portion, perhaps the one ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Chaye Sara 

November 4th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin “Sarah died in Kiryat Arba, which is Hebron in the Land of Canaan. And Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to weep over her.” (Genesis 23:2) What was Sarah doing in Hebron? ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Vayera 

October 28th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin One of the most difficult stories of the Bible – and certainly the complex highlight of Vayera – is the “binding” (and near slaughter) of Isaac, but the tale preceding it may legitimately ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Noach

October 14th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32), we are introduced to that majestic personality, our patriarch Abraham, originally Abram. We learn of his birth to his father, Terah; of the ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bereshit 

October 7th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs It was with some trepidation that I arrived at the regional Lutheran Pastor’s convention in the quaint German town of Preetz. I had been invited by Pastor Anke Wolff-Steger to keynote ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Sukkot

September 30th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin What are we actually celebrating and what is the true meaning of the symbol of the sukkah? Is it the sukkah of our desert wanderings, the temporary hut that the Israelites constructed ... Read More


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