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Torah Portion

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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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Torah Portion – Eighth day of Pesach

April 3rd, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “…God made the people take a roundabout path, by way of the desert…” [Ex. 13:18]. Having observed the Passover seder just one week ago, we would do well to reflect back on that ... Read More


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Torah Portion – The First Days of Pesach

March 28th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Passover Seder we will be soon be celebrating is an evening dedicated first and foremost to the relationship between the generations, to parents communicating to their children the agony and the ecstasy ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tzav

March 21st, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As we get older, our perspective changes with regard to the age-old question of who is a child and who is an adult. At what age does one pass from the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayikra

March 14th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The opening words of this third book of the Bible, the book of Vayikra, tells us that God first called to Moses and then communicated to him a specific message concerning the sacrificial ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayakhel-Pekudei

March 7th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

My wife and I were walking down the long airport corridor on the way to the boarding gate. There was a couple coming toward us and, as they came closer, there was something vaguely familiar about ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tisa

February 28th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Why does the name of God not appear throughout the Scroll of Esther – unlike all of the other 24 books of the Bible, which feature His name in almost every verse? Ki ... Read More


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