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“Parsha to the Point” – Reeh 5777

Parshat Reeh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Rabbi David Stav  Our Torah portion this week, Re’eh, is replete with religious and social mitzvot, of which one is to take place during the Sh’nat Sh’mitah, the Sabbatical Year: the principle of Sh’mitat K’safim – the

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Re’eh 5777

This week’s edition is dedicated in celebration of the 3rd birthday of Yakira Bryna Elison — 28 Av by her loving grandparents, Ian and Bernice Charif of Sydney, Australia Parshat Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “See, I

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“Parsha to the Point” – Ekev 5777

Parshat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) Rabbi David Stav  In Parshat Ekev, Moshe continues his series of farewell addresses to the People of Israel. I would like to focus on the promising and encouraging component of his address that describes the virtues of

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Ekev 5777

Parshat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin           Efrat, Israel – “And it shall come to pass, because you hearken to these laws, safeguarding and keeping them, that the Lord your God shall keep the covenant with you

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Photo: Chaim Snow

“Torah Lights” – Vaetchanan 5777

“The Midrash Answers the Question: ‘Why Couldn’t Moses Enter into the Promised Land?’” — Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaks about Parshat Vaetchanan Rabbi Shlomo Riskin [evideo][/evideo]

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaetchanan 5777

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin           Efrat, Israel – “When it shall be difficult for you, all of these words [Heb: “devarim”] will find you at the end of the days, and you shall return

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“Parsha to the Point” – Va’etchanan 5777

Parshat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Rabbi David Stav  This coming Sabbath is called “Shabbat Nachamu”, in reference to the Haftarah, an excerpt from the Book of Yishayahu (Isaiah) that begins, “‘Comfort, comfort My people’, so says Hashem” [Is. 40:1]. This is the

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“Parsha to the Point” – Devarim 5777

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22) Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we will begin a new book of the Chumash, the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy). The special name given to this Shabbat ­– Shabbat Chazon, which immediately precedes the fast day

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Devarim 5777

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin           Efrat, Israel — “How (eichah) am I able to bear your contentiousness, your burdens and your quarrels?!” [Deut. 1:12] Just prior to the conclusion of the 1978 Camp David Accords,

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