“Shabbat Shalom” – Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach 

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach              Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is the Founder and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the Children of Israel and let them

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot (Second Days) 5784

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot (Second Days)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And everyone shall be united in following the will of our Father in Heaven.” (High Holy Day Liturgy) The second Mishnah in the fourth chapter of the Tractate

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot 5784

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –What is the true symbolism of the Sukkah? The Talmud (B.T. Sukkah 11b) cites a difference of opinion between Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer as to whether the Sukkah commemorates the

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Haazinu 5784

Shabbat Shalom: Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1- 32:52) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Remember the days of yore, understand the years (shenot) of each generation.” (Deuteronomy 32:7) Are we commanded to study world history? Certainly, I would say, on the

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim-Vayelech 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Nitzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9- 31:30) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “For this commandment that I have commanded you today is not concealed from you, nor is it far away.” (Deuteronomy 30:11) How often it is that we

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “For I have come to the land which the Lord swore to our forebears to give to us.“ (Deuteronomy 26:3) When the individual Jew brings

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “When you go forth to battle…and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her…. When a man has two wives, one the beloved

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall appoint judges…[who] will not pervert justice…. Justice, justice shall you pursue… You shall not plant for yourselves an Asheira [tree used for purposes of idolatry, according

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Re’eh 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall smite, yes smite, all of the inhabitants of that city by the sword… and you shall burn entirely with fire the city and all of it

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ekev 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And now Israel what does the Lord Your God ask of you, only to revere the Lord your God and to walk in all of His ways, and

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaetchanan 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Comfort you, comfort you, My People” (Isaiah 40:1) The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is known as the Shabbat of Comfort, a phrase taken from the first verse of

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