Bamidbar

Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Parshat Chukat — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-21:35)           Efrat, Israel –  “The entire House of Israel wept over Aaron” (Numbers 20:29) Why was Moses, the greatest prophet who ever lived and who sacrificed a princedom in Egypt to take the

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Parshat Korach — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Korach (Numbers 16:1-18:32) Efrat, Israel – “What’s in a name?”, wryly asked the great English playwright William Shakespeare, denying any connection between the appellation and the essence.  By contrast, “one’s name defines one’s persona”(k’shmo ken hu– as

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Parshat Shelach Lecha — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1-15:41) Efrat, Israel –  “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying ‘send forth for yourself men to explore the land of Canaan…” (Numbers 13:1-2) The great sin of humanity was Adam’s disregard of God’s command not

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Parshat Behaalotcha — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16) Efrat, Israel – “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you set up the lamps, see that all seven light up the area in front of the lampstand.”” (Num.

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Parshat Naso — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) Efrat, Israel –  “Speak to Aaron and his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel, say to them:  May the Lord bless you and keep you.  May the Lord cause His Face

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bamidbar — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20) Efrat, Israel –  “And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of Reuven, Elizur the son of Shedeur. Of Shimon, Shelimuiel the son of Zurishaddai. Of Judah, Nachshon the

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