“Shabbat Shalom” – Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Parshat Vayakhel — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35: 1- 38:20) Efrat, Israel – “[Bezalel] made two golden cherubs, hammering them out from the two ends of the cover (“kapporet”)… The cherubs had their wings outstretched upward so as to shield the ark-cover with their wings;

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Parshat Ki Tisa — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11–34:35) Efrat, Israel –  “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Tetzaveh — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Efrat, Israel –  “And you shall make sacred garments for Aaron your brother for honor and glory” (Exodus 28:2) The Torah portion of Tetzaveh is wholly dedicated to Aaron and his children, the High

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Parshat Terumah — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Efrat, Israel — “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, and let them take for Me a gift offering (Terumah) from every individual motivated by his

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Mishpatim — Rabbi Riskin (text)

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been dedicated to the memory of Miriam Leah bat Yossel v’Bella, z”l and Lev ben Wolf v’Miriam Leah, z”l Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1- 24:18) Efrat, Israel – “These are the statutes which you [the

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Parshat Yitro — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) 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 at Sinai are

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Parshat Beshalach – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) Efrat, Israel – The miracle at the Re(e)d Sea was expressed through song: the song sung by Moses and the Children of Israel and the song sung by Miriam with all of the women, amid

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bo – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16  Efrat, Israel – “When your children will say to you, ‘What is this service to you?’ You shall say, ‘It is the Passover service to God.’” Why does the author of the Haggada call the questioner

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Parshat Va’era — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Efrat, Israel – “Therefore say to the children of Israel:  ‘I am the Lord, and I shall remove you from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you from their labor, and I will redeem you with an outstretched

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Parshat Va'era — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Efrat, Israel – “Therefore say to the children of Israel:  ‘I am the Lord, and I shall remove you from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you from their labor, and I will redeem you with an outstretched

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Parshat Shemot — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 -6:1) Efrat, Israel –  “And these are the names of the Children of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; each individual came with his household….And all the souls who emerged from the loins

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayechi — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26) Efrat, Israel – “Gather yourselves and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father” (Genesis 49:2) Death-bed scenes are usually fraught with tragedy; deep sadness at the specter of a life coming to

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