“Shabbat Shalom” – Devarim 5780

Rabbi Riskin

This week’s parsha commentary has been sponsored  by the Charif family of Sydney, Australia in memory of Hymie Charif (Refael Chaim Yishayahu ben Yitzchak) whose 24th yahrzeit is on 2 Av Shabbat Shalom: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – There are two important issues which must be studied when approaching this …

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Devarim: A Rebuke That Brings Blessings to the World

Neveh Shmuel Principal Chezi Zecharia

Parshat Devarim: A Rebuke That Brings Blessings to the World Despite failed attempts at dialogue, Moshe doesn’t back down. He attacks the nation’s inappropriate behavior, respecfully yet assertively. Some thoughts on inter-generational accountability, which holds the secret to the Jewish people’s existence. Chezi Zecharia is the Principal of Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel, in Memory of Samuel …

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Orthodox Women as Spiritual Leaders: Yes or No?

Orthodox Women as Spiritual Leaders: Yes or No? A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander On the backdrop of the recent recommendation by Israel’s Attorney General that women should be allowed to sit for examinations equal to rabbinical exams for men, the threatening response of the Chief Rabbinate, and the recent graduation of OTS’ Susi …

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