Shabbat Shalom: Shemini 5783 (Leviticus 9:1-11:47) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And when Moses heard [Aaron’s argument] it found favor in his eyes” (Leviticus 10:19). Our biblical portion opens with the exalting and exultant ceremonies of the consecration
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Sabbath before Pesach is called “The Great Sabbath” (Shabbat Hagadol) after the last verse of the reading from the prophets (haftara) for that day: “Behold I
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 35:1-40:38) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –Six days shall your creative activity be done, and the seventh day shall be for you sacred, a Sabbath of Sabbaths to God….” (Exodus 35:2) What is the
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Parshat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven; do not forget!” (Deuteronomy 25:19). Each year on Shabbat Zachor,
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1- 24:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You must help repeatedly with him“ (Exodus 23:5) And these are the mishpatim [laws of moral justice] which you [Moses] shall set before Israel.’ These opening
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The Lord descended on Mount Sinai… and Moses went up…And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down’…” (Exodus 19:21) The verses immediately preceding the Decalogue Revelation
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