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“Shabbat Shalom” – Balak 5775

Parshat Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Balaam is an impressive and poetic personage who demonstrates the universalistic ideal that the Almighty communicates with gentiles as well as with Israelites. But aside from the exalted lyrical cadences of his pronouncements—which are very much in the literary style of Moses’ song of Ha’azinu …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Hukat 5775

Parshat Hukat (Numbers 19:1 – 21:35) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “This is the statute of the Torah which the Lord has commanded saying, ‘Speak to the Children of Israel and they shall take for you a red heifer…”‘ (Num. 19:2) The mystical ritual of the red heifer is a hok, a commandment we follow not …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Hukat 5775

Parshat Hukat (Numbers 19:1 – 21:35) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “This is the statute of the Torah which the Lord has commanded saying, ‘Speak to the Children of Israel and they shall take for you a red heifer…”‘ (Num. 19:2) The mystical ritual of the red heifer is a hok, a commandment we follow not …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Korah 5775

Parshat Korah (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Moses said to Korah: “Hear me, sons of Levi: Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has set you apart … Must you also seek the priesthood?” (Num. 16:8-10) Last week’s portion of Shelah, in which the desert Israelites refused to …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Korah 5775

Parshat Korah (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Moses said to Korah: “Hear me, sons of Levi: Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has set you apart … Must you also seek the priesthood?” (Num. 16:8-10) Last week’s portion of Shelah, in which the desert Israelites refused to …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Shelach 5775

Parshat Shelach (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “We should go up at once and possess it for we are well able to overcome it” (Num. 13:30) The tragedy of the desert generation is the refusal of the Israelites to conquer the Land of Israel and to realize the main objective for their freedom from …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shelach 5775

Parshat Shelach (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “We should go up at once and possess it for we are well able to overcome it” (Num. 13:30) The tragedy of the desert generation is the refusal of the Israelites to conquer the Land of Israel and to realize the main objective for their freedom from …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Behaalotcha 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored in honor of the 1st Yarzheit (21 Sivan) of Bertha Charif – Bryna bat Natan Noteh z’l by her family in Sydney, Australia   Parshat Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite (Midianite) woman he had taken to …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behaalotcha 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored in honor of the 1st Yarzheit (21 Sivan) of Bertha Charif – Bryna bat Natan Noteh z’l by her family in Sydney, Australia   Parshat Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite (Midianite) woman he had taken to …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Naso 5775

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored by Renee and Jonathan Gutman in honor of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s 75th Birthday   Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21–7:89) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Few passages in the Bible are as well known as the Priestly Benediction. In Israel, the kohanim (priests) rise to bless the congregation every morning, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Naso 5775

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored by Renee and Jonathan Gutman in honor of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s 75th Birthday   Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21–7:89) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Few passages in the Bible are as well known as the Priestly Benediction. In Israel, the kohanim (priests) rise to bless the congregation every morning, …

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