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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Mot-Kedoshim

May 2nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Herseh Weinreb I am proud of my large library of Jewish books. My collection began on my 11th birthday with a gift from my maternal grandparents, may they rest in peace. They bought ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tazria Metzora

April 26th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” [Lev. 12:3] The mitzvah of circumcision in the portion of Tazria appears in the midst of the discussion of the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Shemini

April 19th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed (the two sons of Aaron) and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 10:2). One of the greatest tragedies in biblical history is the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

April 13th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Alongside Moshe, who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major role in the Haggadah, but who is likewise overlooked. This personality is Joseph, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shabbat HaGadol–Tsav

April 5th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), begins: “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: command Aaron and his sons…” The “command” relates to the ritual of the burnt offering and of ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Vayikra

March 29th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Speak to the children of Israel, when any human being of you shall bring from themselves a sacrifice to God from the cattle, from the herd or from the flock…” [Lev. 1:2] What ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayakhel-Pekudai 

March 22nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And he erected the courtyard around the sanctuary and the altar, set up the screen gate of the courtyard; and Moses completed the work.” [Ex. 40:33] Why repeat all the details of the construction ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tezaveh

March 8th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb At this time of year, just before the joyous holiday of Purim, we become keenly aware of the role of the uniforms of royalty. The book of Esther reaches its happy ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Terumah

March 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And they shall make Me a mishkan, that I may dwell among them.” [Ex. 25:8] What is the significance of the mishkan (tabernacle) to Judaism, the Jewish people, and the world? Two perspectives ... Read More


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