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Parshat Ki Tetze 5773 – Rabbi Riskin (Text)

Rabbi Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Efrat, Israel – “Do not withhold the wages due to your hired hand… that very day shall you give him his payment.” (Deuteronomy 24:14-15) An interpretation which I heard for this particular verse on the third Shabbat in the month of Elul 1970 in the synagogue of Riga, …

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Parshat Shoftim 5773 – Rabbi Riskin (Text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Efrat, Israel – “When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should …

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Yad L’isha in the Jerusalem Post Magazine


Building Bridges by BatSheva Sherman-Shani – The Jerusalem Post Magazine, 25 July 2013 There is a bridge between the laws that govern the rabbinical courts and the challenges stemming from divorce in the modern age. There’s a well-known story about the footbridge next to the legendary city of Chelm, whose many broken planks caused travelers …

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Rabbi Riskin in the Jerusalem Post


Women Entering the Great Halachic Conversation by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin – The Jerusalem Post, 10 July, 2013 Each of our unique challenges affect women existentially as equal citizens of our Jewish state In the July 7 edition of The Jerusalem Post, Rachel Kohl Feingold, a recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat in NY, wrote movingly of her own …

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