Deuteronomy

"Shabbat Shalom" – Nitzavim 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated in loving memory of Harry Sher – Hillel ben Chona z”l, on the occasion of his 2 Tishrei yahrzeit, by the Charif family in Sydney, Australia Parshat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Behold, I give before you this day the life and the good, the death and the evil… blessing and …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5775

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The covenant of which we read in our portion of Ki Tavo began to be described some 16 chapters ago in the portion of Re’eh—with the blessings which were to be on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal—and concludes with the …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tavo 5775

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The covenant of which we read in our portion of Ki Tavo began to be described some 16 chapters ago in the portion of Re’eh—with the blessings which were to be on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal—and concludes with the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5775

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel – “An illegitimate person shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even his tenth generation shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord”  (Deut. 23:3) One of the most difficult biblical laws to understand is that of the mamzer, the …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tetze 5775

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel – “An illegitimate person shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even his tenth generation shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord”  (Deut. 23:3) One of the most difficult biblical laws to understand is that of the mamzer, the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5775

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.” (Deuteronomy 20:10) The winds of war emanating from last summer’s ”Operation Protective Edge” have subsided, but we still hear loud and clear the raucous shouts at the United Nations, …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Shoftim 5775

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.” (Deuteronomy 20:10) The winds of war emanating from last summer’s ”Operation Protective Edge” have subsided, but we still hear loud and clear the raucous shouts at the United Nations, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Reeh 5775

With great respect and reverence to Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi Eli B. Perlman – on behalf of his brothers, Hazzan Emanuel, Rabbi Richard, and Hazzan Josh Perlman – has sponsored this week’s parsha in loving memory of their beloved parents, HaChazzan Yitzchak Eliyahu Ben Tzvi and Miryl Bat Tanchun HaLevi, who have taken their final journey to Shamayim …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Reeh 5775

With great respect and reverence to Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi Eli B. Perlman – on behalf of his brothers, Hazzan Emanuel, Rabbi Richard, and Hazzan Josh Perlman – has sponsored this week’s parsha in loving memory of their beloved parents, HaChazzan Yitzchak Eliyahu Ben Tzvi and Miryl Bat Tanchun HaLevi, who have taken their final journey to Shamayim …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Ekev 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated in celebration of the 1st birthday of Yakira Bryna Elison, 28 Av, by her loving grandparents, Ian and Bernice Charif of Sydney, Australia Parshat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The biblical source for thanking the Almighty for the our worldly gifts is …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ekev 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated in celebration of the 1st birthday of Yakira Bryna Elison, 28 Av, by her loving grandparents, Ian and Bernice Charif of Sydney, Australia Parshat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The biblical source for thanking the Almighty for the our worldly gifts is …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vaetchanan 5775

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The sages of the Talmud teach that the Holy One, Blessed be He, dons tefillin every day (as it were) (BT Brachot 6a); they suggest that in the boxes of God’s tefillin are verses paralleling the boxes worn by Jews. The first verse in …

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