chol hamoed

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Sukkot           By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “…in order that your ensuing generations will know that I had the People of Israel live in sukkot when I took them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your God” (Leviticus 23:43). One of the most …

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Shabbat Shalom: Chol HaMoed Sukkot By Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – What is the true symbolism of the succa? The Talmud (B.T. Succa 11b) cites a difference of opinion between Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer as to whether the succa commemorates the actual huts in which the Israelites dwelt in the desert, or the “clouds of glory” which …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Chol Hamoed Pesach Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook. Fascinatingly, alongside Moshe who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach Efrat, Israel – While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook. Fascinatingly, alongside Moshe who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major …

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