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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Noach

October 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin What is the connection between Adam’s existential state of aloneness and the tragic social isolation that results from the Tower of Babel, when one universal language is replaced by 70 languages, leading to ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Simchat Torah

October 11th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Oftentimes, things and people are not what they appear to be. Even our most profound statement of faith, “Sh’ma Yisrael” [Deut. 6:4], is recited while covering one’s eyes with one’s hand, so that ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Sukkot

October 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “…in order that your ensuing generations will know that I had the People of Israel live in sukkot when I took them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Yom Kippur

September 27th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Lessons from the Book of Jonah By Shlomo Riskin “…for this reason I hastened to flee to Tarshish, for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, with much kindness, and relenting ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Rosh Hashanahh

September 20th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And [Nehemia] said to them, ‘Go, eat delicious foods and drink sweet beverages, and send portions to whoever has nothing prepared, for [Rosh Hashanah] is holy to our Lord. And do not be ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 13th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “For this commandment that I have commanded you today is not concealed from you, nor is it far away.” [Deut. 30:11]. How often it is that we – and people we know – ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tavo

September 6th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb We all have our secret lives. I don’t mean to say that each of us has a sinister side, which we wickedly act out in some dark, private world. I mean ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

August 30th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Do not withhold the wages due to your hired hand … that very day shall you give him his payment” [Deut. 24:14–15]. This Shabbat, the Eleventh of Elul, marks 47 years to the day of one ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shoftim

August 23rd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Like any good grandparent, I have seen my share of little-league baseball games. Watching the kids from a diversity of backgrounds playing by the rules, abiding by the umpire’s calls, and ... Read More


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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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