Deuteronomy

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Devarim 5776

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin The bleakest fast of the Hebrew calendar is on the ninth of Av, Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem (in 586 BCE, and 70 CE). We begin preparing ourselves up

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

"Shabbat Shalom" – Devarim 5776

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin The bleakest fast of the Hebrew calendar is on the ninth of Av, Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem (in 586 BCE, and 70 CE). We begin preparing ourselves up

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

Chol Hamoed Sukkot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and decorating a

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

Chol Hamoed Sukkot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and decorating a

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Haazinu 5776

Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – ‘The Lord remembered Sarah as he had promised… Sarah conceived and bore a son…’ (Gen. 21:1, 2) Rosh Hashanah always portends new beginnings and fresh opportunities: “This day the world was

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Haazinu 5776

Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – ‘The Lord remembered Sarah as he had promised… Sarah conceived and bore a son…’ (Gen. 21:1, 2) Rosh Hashanah always portends new beginnings and fresh opportunities: “This day the world was

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayelech 5775

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: ‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayelech 5775

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: ‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the

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“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

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"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

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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

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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

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