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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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Torah Portion – Naso

May 23rd, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb The pressures of conformity are very strong in all human societies. People who are different are often treated as outcasts. And each of us determines our behavior with an eye toward ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bamidbar

May 16th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb The world is indeed a stage, and we all play many roles in our lives. Some of these roles are assigned to us, leaving us with little choice but to fill ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Behar-Behukotai

May 9th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers” (Leviticus 25:23). “You must not defile the Land upon which you ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Emor

May 2nd, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb What can be a worse fate? I once read a very moving novel about the events immediately preceding World War I and the fate of those who were caught up in ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Mot-Kedoshim

April 25th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “You must surely instruct your colleague, so that you not bear the brunt of his sin” (Lev. 19:17). Judaism teaches us that “every Israelite is responsible for the other.” Except for the State ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tazria-Metzora

April 18th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Pinkus was a Holocaust survivor with no family, who eked out a livelihood by peddling his wares from door to door in Jewish neighborhoods, as was commonplace several generations ago. I ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shemini

April 11th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin ‘And when Moses heard [Aaron’s argument] it found favor in his eyes’ (Leviticus 10:19) Our biblical portion opens with the exalting and exultant ceremonies of the consecration of the desert sanctuary, closely followed ... Read More


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