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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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Chained

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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chachamot

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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