Ohr Torah Stone

Rabbi Riskin reveals what could be changed for the sake of women in this interview (in Hebrew) on the occasion of Ohr Torah Stone’s 30th anniversary and the release of the 5th (and final) book in his “אור תורה” parsha series.  

Defense Minister Yaalon with Hadas Students

Defense Minister Bogie Yaalon hosted student-soldiers from Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Torah/IDF Program 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 אחרון המחבלים, …

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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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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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Sharona gets her get

Read the Walla News article (in Hebrew) about how advocates from Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline released Sharona (pictured, moments after learning that she will finally be unchained from an abusive marriage).

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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