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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 16th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs Why I love the Lone Ranger With my face reddening, I’ll admit it. I love Lone Ranger reruns. Why would a 71-year-old, supposedly sophisticated rabbi spend time watching a children’s western ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ekev

August 9th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And it shall come to pass, because you hearken to these laws, safeguarding and keeping them, that the Lord your God shall keep the covenant with you and the mercy that He swore ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vaetchanan

August 2nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Curiously, our Sages refer to Tisha B’Av as a festival, a “Mo’ed.” How could this be? After all, it is the date on which both Temples were destroyed! And in contrast to the ... Read More


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Torah Portion — Devarim

July 26th, 2017 | by Ledger Online

   “If I forget thee O’ Jerusalem’ Tisha B’Av — the saddest day on the Jewish calendar — begins at sundown Monday, July 31.   By Shlomo Riskin “How (eichah) am I able to bear your ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Matot Masei

July 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “This is the matter that the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters of Tzelofhad, saying: Let them be married to whom they think best… Just as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Pinchas

July 12th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Do battle against the Midianites and smite them. They are your enemies because of the plot which they plotted against you concerning the incident involving Pe’or and the incident involving Kozbi the daughter ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chukat

June 28th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Moses entered the stage of Jewish history by heroically striking an Egyptian taskmaster who was beating an Israelite slave [Ex. 2:11-12]. In contrast, his unfortunate striking of a rock in this week’s Biblical ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shelach

June 14th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Send, for yourselves, men, who will seek out [vayaturu] the Land of Canaan that I am giving to the People of Israel” [Num. 13:2]. Of the sins that the people of Israel commit ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Beha’alotcha

June 7th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Jewish people seemed poised for entry into the Promised Land when suddenly; “The nation became a group of ‘kvetchers,’ complaining evilly in the ears of the Lord…. saying ‘who will feed us ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Naso

June 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In the Torah portion, Naso, even the casual reader will be troubled by the repetitive description of the offerings of the twelve tribal princes. Each of them contributes an absolutely identical ... Read More


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