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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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Torah Portion – Ekev

August 9th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And it shall come to pass, because you hearken to these laws, safeguarding and keeping them, that the Lord your God shall keep the covenant with you and the mercy that He swore ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vaetchanan

August 2nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin Curiously, our Sages refer to Tisha B’Av as a festival, a “Mo’ed.” How could this be? After all, it is the date on which both Temples were destroyed! And in contrast to the ... Read More


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Torah Portion — Devarim

July 26th, 2017 | by Ledger Online

   “If I forget thee O’ Jerusalem’ Tisha B’Av — the saddest day on the Jewish calendar — begins at sundown Monday, July 31.   By Shlomo Riskin “How (eichah) am I able to bear your ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Matot Masei

July 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “This is the matter that the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters of Tzelofhad, saying: Let them be married to whom they think best… Just as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the ... Read More


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