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Torah Portion

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TorahPortion – Shoftim

August 15th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I love metaphors. An apt metaphor can help stimulate boundless creativity and can lead to a deeper and richer understanding of the concept being studied. Take, for example, the metaphor of a tree ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 8th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I am sure that you have had the occasion to come across a book which you simply could not put down. Something so fascinating, so gripping, that you were compelled to ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ekev

August 1st, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “And now Israel what does the Lord Your God ask of you, only to revere the Lord your God and to walk in all of His ways, and to love Him and ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Miketz

July 18th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “Zion shall be redeemed because of her moral justice and her children shall return to her because of her compassionate righteousness” (Isaiah 1:27). The Shabbat before the bleak day of Tisha B’Av, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Matot-Masei

July 10th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Over the years, I have written about the concepts of “honesty” and “integrity” and the difference between the two. But never was I able to articulate the difference between them as ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Balak

June 27th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin The interaction of Jew and Gentile is a prominent theme in Judaism recurring throughout Jewish history, and, according to our prophets, a feature of the End of Days. What will the Jew-Gentile ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chukat

June 20th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb A central theme in this week’s parsha is the dearth of water in the wilderness. Early in the parsha, we read about the people’s complaint to Moses and Aaron: “Why did ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Korach

June 12th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Conflict resolution is one of the most important tasks in human relations. And, one of the most interesting strategies can be found in an ancient endeavor known by the generic term ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shelach

June 6th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Imagine standing at a crossroads. We have all been there. We have all experienced moments in our life’s journey when we had to make a crucial choice and decide whether to ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Beha’alotcha

May 30th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “The nation was ‘kvetching’ evilly in the ears of the Lord, and the Lord heard, and His anger inflamed.” [Num. 11:1] Why is there a marked difference between God’s reaction to the complaints ... Read More


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