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Torah Portion

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Torah Portion – Naso

June 1st, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In the Torah portion, Naso, even the casual reader will be troubled by the repetitive description of the offerings of the twelve tribal princes. Each of them contributes an absolutely identical ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bamidbar

May 24th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb It was November 1938. Dark clouds were gathering over all of Europe, and particularly over the Jewish communities in countries like Poland and Lithuania. Although few foresaw the horrific extent of ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Emor

May 10th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And you shall count for yourselves from the morrow of [the first day of the Festival of Matzot]…” [Lev. 23:15] Since Judaism teaches that all Jews are responsible for each other, the hemorrhaging ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Mot-Kedoshim

May 2nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Herseh Weinreb I am proud of my large library of Jewish books. My collection began on my 11th birthday with a gift from my maternal grandparents, may they rest in peace. They bought ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Tazria Metzora

April 26th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” [Lev. 12:3] The mitzvah of circumcision in the portion of Tazria appears in the midst of the discussion of the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Shemini

April 19th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed (the two sons of Aaron) and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 10:2). One of the greatest tragedies in biblical history is the ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chol Hamoed Pesach

April 13th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Alongside Moshe, who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major role in the Haggadah, but who is likewise overlooked. This personality is Joseph, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Shabbat HaGadol–Tsav

April 5th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), begins: “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: command Aaron and his sons…” The “command” relates to the ritual of the burnt offering and of ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Parshat Vayikra

March 29th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Speak to the children of Israel, when any human being of you shall bring from themselves a sacrifice to God from the cattle, from the herd or from the flock…” [Lev. 1:2] What ... Read More


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