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Torah Portion – Mishpatim

February 22nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “When [Hebrew: ‘im’] you lend money to My people, to the poor person with you, you shall not behave toward him as a lender; you shall not impose interest upon him.” [Ex. 22:24] ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Yitro

February 15th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, we read of a very rich relationship between a son-in-law, Moses, and his father-in-law, Yitro. Of course, we first read of their connection much earlier ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Beshalach

February 8th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Moses brought the bones of Joseph with him, since [Joseph] had adjured the children of Israel to take an oath; [Joseph] had said, ‘God will surely remember you; bring up my bones ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bo

February 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16), we encounter an individual who arguably was the most stubborn person in the history of mankind. I speak, of course, of Pharaoh, the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shemot

January 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was always taught of the advantage of simplicity in language. My favorite author during my adolescence was Ernest Hemingway, and I remember reading comments that he made criticizing those who ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayechi

January 11th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Judah, to you shall your brothers give homage” (Gen. 49:8) The climax of our biblical portion of Vayechi – and indeed of the entire Book of Genesis – comes in the death-bed scene ... Read More


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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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