"Shabbat Shalom" – V'Zot HaBracha/Simchat Torah 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat V’Zot HaBracha / Simchat Torah (Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And no human knows of [Moses’] burial place even to this day.” (Deut. 34:6) Amid the great joy of Shemini Atzeret-Simĥat Torah, emanating from the biblical commandment “and you shall thoroughly rejoice” (Deut. 16:15), a curious dialectic between celebration and solemnity nevertheless exists. This is …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – V’Zot HaBracha/Simchat Torah 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat V’Zot HaBracha / Simchat Torah (Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And no human knows of [Moses’] burial place even to this day.” (Deut. 34:6) Amid the great joy of Shemini Atzeret-Simĥat Torah, emanating from the biblical commandment “and you shall thoroughly rejoice” (Deut. 16:15), a curious dialectic between celebration and solemnity nevertheless exists. This is …

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