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Defense Minister hosts Hadas (Hebrew press)

Defense Minister Yaalon with Hadas Students

Defense Minister Bogie Yaalon hosted student-soldiers from Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Women’s Hesder program on On Sukkot 5774 / 2013. Read the reports in the Israeli press (Hebrew):   * השר יעלון ארח צעירים לפני גיוס בסוכתו – חדשות ערוץ 7 * שר הביטחון בוגי יעלון בארוע הוקרה למדרשת לינדנבאום לבנות. עוד ציין השר: “לא נרגע עד שנניח ידנו על …

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Sukkot 5774 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: The Festival of Sukkot Efrat, Israel – “You shall dwell in booths for seven days… So that your generations will know that I caused the children of Israel to dwell in booths when I took them out of the land of Egypt…” (Leviticus 23:42-43) Why do we sit in the sukkah for seven …

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Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9- 31:30) Efrat, Israel – These two Biblical portions of Nitzavim-Vayelech always precede Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of G-d’s universal majesty (Malkhuyot) – and this by Rabbinic mandate: “Ezra decreed for Israel that the chastisements of the Priestly Book of Leviticus (Behukotai) be publicly read before Shavuot, and that …

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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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